So of course we pulled the..uh...smokier ones off the line (I am sure it did wonders for the flavour anyway) and set about removing and replacing the melted capsules and damaged corks.
On pulling on the corks the plastic top slipped off. The glue had melted. Oh, we thought, fire makes things hot.
Now imagine if you will, using very basic scientific knowledge, a dozen or so very hot bottles. Very hot bottles full of alcohol. Very hot bottles full of alcohol that have the corks stuck in them.
What happens to heated, confined things?
That's right kids, they expand.
I'll leave the rest to your imagination, except to say it earned a round of applause from me.