Sparky Marquis

A Tragedy for the Ages

It's okay to cry over spilt wineIt’s the sort of lede nobody ever wants to see:

An unsteady forklift dropped a container full of fine Australian wine worth more than $1 million, smashing most of the bottles. The winemaker says he’s “gut-wrenched, shocked and numb” after the loss of his flagship shiraz.

According to the Associated Press Mollydooker Wines, which was preparing enter the American market, lost over 460 cases of shiraz bound for the U.S. The wine was slated to sell at $200 a bottle.

Winemaker Sparky Marquis said the accident site looked “like a murder scene. There was red everywhere.”

That great disturbance in the Force you might have felt; that cosmic shout of anguish that seemed to pull you out of your body that you might view the whole world at once to seek such pain.

Yeah. That’s probably what it was.

The only upside is that the wine was insured at the time of the accident.