Why a woman in Belgium died after single sip of wine

Staff writer

Authorities in Belgium have shared details about a woman's unexpected death.

Investigators say she died after taking a single sip of wine laced with the drug MDMA.

She discarded the bottle after the first sip because it tasted bad but fell unconscious shortly after.

According to the BBC, it is unclear how she got a hold of the bottle but some drugs are commonly dissolved into wine for smuggling.

Authorities say the woman was not a drug user.

The Guardian reports authorities have issued an alert for drinkers to be aware of the risk and bring any suspicious wine to the attention of the police.