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A tank at the Rodney Strong Winery in California spilled 97,112 gallons of wine on Thursday.

The wine entered the municipal sewer system, a nearby creek, and the nearby Russian River.

Both the winery and city officials are monitoring potential environmental impacts in the river.

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Employees at a vineyard in the heart of California’s wine country discovered with dismay on Wednesday that one of their giant tanks had opened — and Cabernet Sauvignon was gushing out.

Just over 97,000 gallons of the wine — enough to fill eight tanker trucks — spilled after the door of a blending tank popped open at the Rodney Strong Winery.

Some of that alcohol has entered the local water system, Chris O’Gorman, a spokesman for

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