Moment the ‘wine wall’ collapses as a restaurant worker selects a bottle [Video]
Châteauneuf du SPLAT! ‘Wine wall’ worth thousands of pounds crashes to the ground as restaurant worker pulls out a bottle
- The clip was captured on a CCTV camera at the Frou Frou restaurant in St. Petersburg
- The bottles were suspended from the ceiling by a network of ropes, one of which broke
- The cost of the damage is not yet known, but reports have put it at around £11,181.
This is the moment a massive ‘wine wall’ collapsed to the ground when a restaurant employee pulled out a bottle.
The footage was captured by a CCTV camera at the Frou Frou restaurant in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on April 24.
The video shows the man pulling out one of dozens of bottles from a floor-to-ceiling suspended wine rack. He checks the label before putting the bottle back.
This is the moment an entire wall of wine bottles collapsed at the Frou Frou restaurant in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 24, as a worker was selecting one.
However, the restaurant worker pushes the bottle overhead and the ropes supporting the bottles begin to wobble, sending a waterfall on the floor.
At first it seems to stabilize the bottles and stop falling.
However, when a co-worker comes to help hold them back, there seems to be a chain reaction and virtually all of the remaining bottles crash to the ground.
The cost of the damage is not yet known, but reports have put it at around one million rubles (£11,181).
The video shows the man taking a bottle out of the locker and examining the label before placing it back into the wall. However, he pushes the bottle overhead, causing the column to cascade
Workers investigate damage estimated at around one million rubles (£11,181)
The employee involved in the costly accident was not fired because the incident was not deemed to be his fault.
Initial reports suggested the wine wall was likely to collapse due to unspecified miscalculations by wine cellar manufacturers, and they could be the subject of a claim.