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Several streets in the southern French port-town of Sete nearly drowned in wine overnight after the contents of five enormous tanks of the liquid were spilled onto the streets by unidentified assailants.
The criminally wasted wine was spilled onto Marechal-Juin avenue, flooding several adjoining streets as well. When the fragrant fluid reached nearby underground cellars and parking lots, locals called the firefighters, reported by the local Midi Libre newspaper.
It took them at least half an hour to pump out all the liquid and clear the streets. The National Police was called in to investigate.
Up to 50,000 liters of the tipple were wasted, reports say. The tanks belonged to the Biron S.A. wholesale wine trading house.
In April they hijacked five tankers of Spanish wine on the border and emptied the equivalent of 90,000 bottles of the fluid in protest against what they consider unfair competition.
On Wednesday afternoon, the radical group of wine producers CRAV (Comité régional d'action viticole) claimed responsibility for the move, reported France 3.