Turning water into wine?
Just a quick post to say hi and let you know that I haven’t forgotten you. I am just snowed under, literally and figuratively, these days. There was a major snowfall this morning and it took me 4 hrs to get to work this morning instead of the usual 45 min. Grrrr!!!
But this news item from the Toronto Star soon made me forget my winter blues. It was so funny that I just had to share it with you:
Ontario’s Liquor Control Board is recalling an Italian wine, but not for the usual reasons.
Some of the 1,500 ml bottles of 2007 D’Aquino Pinot Grigio delle Venezie are nothing but water.
George Soleas, the board’s vice-president of quality assurance, said yesterday there is no risk to the public.
“Basically, the chemical testing we have done, that was quite extensive, shows it is just tap water.”
“The only reason we decided to do the public recall is because we stand behind the quality of our products 100 per cent,” Soleas said.
“And a lot of these products, because they are Christmas items, they are going to be gifted and I didn’t want to have people surprised on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve opening this product and finding water instead of wine.
“It was a human error basically, it wasn’t a tampering issue at all,” he added.
The problem was at the bottling plant where the bottles are flushed out with water.
“I guess someone was waiting for Jesus to turn it into wine,” he joked.