This is one spill that's won't be rubbed out easily. That's because this was no bottom-shelf wine. 462 cases of Australian wine, each bottle valued at $185 Australian dollars (about $200), fell 20 feet off a forklift as it was being loaded onto a ship Thursday.
Only one case of the 2010 Mollydooker Velvet Glove shiraz survived the drop, with the other 461 – a total of 5,532 bottles of the primo vino – smashing onto the Adelaide wharf. The loss totals more than AUD$1 million for Australian winemaker Sparky Marquis.
“It was like a murder scene. There was red everywhere," Marquis said.
Unsteady Forklift Smashes $1 Million Worth of Wine, and a Nation Mourns