$2.7 Million of Wine Down the Drain After Intruder Raids Spanish Winery

Cepa 21, a winery in Spain’s Ribera del Duero region, lost approximately $2.7 million in wine this weekend when an intruder raided the premises and spilled 60,000 liters of its supply.

CCTV footage from the break-in captured a hooded figure moving between tanks on the winery floor and rapidly opening them around 3:30 a.m. local time on Sunday. In total, five tanks were opened, though only three actually contained wine. According to a representative for Cepa 21, the emptied tanks held two of the winery’s most prized reds: Horcajo and Malabrigo.

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