What a way to go. Woman drowns in wine barrel…
on 02/10/14 at 12:08 pmBooze News
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.