A grape tragedy: $1 million of wine destroyed
July 22nd, 2011
10:30 AM ET
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A malfunctioning forklift dropped 462 cases of wine in Australia on Thursday, a spill with a price tag of more than $1 million.

The 5,544 bottles of 2010 Mollydooker Velvet Glove shiraz, with a price tag of $185 a bottle,  fell almost 20 feet to ground of a wharf in Port Adelaide as the forklift was loading it for shipment abroad, according to media reports.

"We just couldn't believe it," winemaker Sparky Marquis said in a report on Adelaide Now. "As you can imagine, this wine is our pride and joy. To see it accidentally destroyed, and not consumed, has left us all a bit numb.

Read the full story: "Whoops! $1 million worth of wine spilled"

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  1. jack

    I bet the remaining bottles of Mollydooker will sell for a bit more that $185 now?

    July 23, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  2. Trevor

    i like the frozen ones just fine lol y spend all that time making waffles the coast a dollar for 8 at the store all u have to much time......................

    July 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  3. Mark

    Knock knock. Who's there? This forklift driver. HAHA what a joke! This is why you don't let any old bum come over and start working the forklift. It takes time, a whole lot of precious time. It's gonna take plenty of time to learn to operate the forklift with precision and discipline. Not to be racist but this guy wasn't American, was he? I think I've made my point.

    July 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
    • Dom

      Yes you made your point. This was in Australia not America! da

      July 27, 2011 at 11:48 am |
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    July 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  5. Truth

    I can see this one now..."Uhm, Boss...We've had a slight accident..."

    July 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
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