What a way to go. Woman drowns in wine barrel…

on 02/10/14 at 12:08 pm

Booze News

index…after becoming intoxicated by fumes.

A 25-year-old Spanish woman drowned after becoming intoxicated by fermentation gases and falling into a wine barrel, Metro reported.

Nerea Perez, a vineyard worker in northern Spain, reportedly had been stirring wine while it was fermenting— a lengthy process that allows the wine to come in extra contact with dead yeast grape bits.

The practice is believed to provide more body and depth to the wine.