Italy Now Has A Free, 24/7 Wine Fountain (Photo)
By Cooking Panda
We need to get one of these stateside ASAP.
Central Italy is doing it right: A fountain of locally produced red wine was installed in Abruzzo on Oct. 9, offering boozy refreshments to passersby 24/7, The Local reports.
And the libations are free of charge to anybody who wants a glass.
It is the fountain dreams are made of.
Called fontana del vino, the fountain is located along a popular pilgrimage route called the Cammino di San Tommaso, which means loads of people will probably be helping themselves to a serving or two of its flowing wine in the days to come.
While fountains of flowing wine have actually popped up in Italy before, they are rare and usually have a time limit. For example, white wine replaces water in a fountain located in Marino for one hour during the the town’s annual grape festival.
The fontana del vino is the first 24/7 free wine-flowing fountain in Italy.
“The wine fountain is a welcome, the wine fountain is poetry,” the Dora Sarchese vineyard wrote on its Facebook page, according to The Local.
The vineyard made sure to warn, however, that “drunkards” and “louts” would not be welcome to help themselves to the free wine; how they plan to make sure nobody takes advantage of the beautiful creation, we don’t know, but hopefully the unlimited wine supply brings happiness rather than distress to those who witness it.24/7, free wine, italy, wine fountain