In vino veritas: 24-hour red wine fountain opens in Italy

We hope your passport is up to date because Italy recently inaugurated the first 24/7, free-flowing wine fountain.

According to The Local, the Dora Sarchese winery, nestled in the village of Caldari di Ortona in the Abruzzo region, created a fontana del vino that will pour red wine all day and all night—for free. Situated along a popular pilgrimage path, Cammino di San Tommaso, the fountain will be able to quench the thirst of parched tourists that journey the Rome to Ortona route.

The fountain is a joint project between the vineyard and the organization in charge of maintaining and promoting the Cammino di San Tommaso. Thousands of people reportedly make the journey between the two cities in order to visit Ortona’s cathedral where the remains of St. Thomas, one of Jesus’ apostles, are said to be located.

“The wine fountain is a welcome. The wine fountain is poetry,” the Dora Sarchese vineyard wrote in a Facebook post. The vineyard also explained that the fountain is “not a place for drunkards” or “louts,” nor is it a “publicity stunt.”

[H/T The Local]

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