There is a fountain that pours wine 24 hours a day and it's free!


Imagine a fountain that instead of water dispenses wine. Probably the idea sounds somewhat far-fetched, but in the region of Abruzzo, east of Rome, there is a source of this kind.

The best of the Fontana del Vino is that anyone can enjoy the drink without paying a single cent.

According to the British newspaper The Telegraph, the source was installed by the Dora Sarchese winery. Visitors enter a giant barrel structure and serve themselves as much as they want, without having to pay anything at all. The only thing they must do to obtain this elixir It is to bring your own glass or glass.

The idea emerged as a point of help and replenishment for pilgrims who follow the path of St. Thomas, which goes from Rome to Ortona (140 miles), to visit the cathedral of the city where the remains of Thomas are kept, one of the disciples of Jesus.

Probably from this stop (obligatory) they follow their path with rosy cheeks and high spirits.

But this is not the only source of wine on the planet, there is another in Spain. It is a delicious courtesy of the Irache wineries, which offer their wine to the pilgrims who travel the road to Santiago de Compostela, following the tradition of the Benedictine monks. In this fountain there are two taps, one for wine and one for water, of course almost nobody pays attention to the second.

Best of Andy Bernard - The Office US (April 2021)