Friday, August 07, 2020

Medieval 'wine windows' reopen

When the Black Death raged across Europe Tuscans came up with a brilliant idea: “wine windows,” or buchette del vino. These were pint-size hatches, carved into the concrete walls of urban wineries and shops, where beverage merchants would serve sips at a safe social distance.

Some Italian wine merchants have decided to revive this plague tradition and are unblocking their existing Wine Windows to dispense drinks and snacks in a safer, contactless way.

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