Cheers! Italian town unveils free wine fountain

And it’s available all day long

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Cheers! Italian town unveils free wine fountain

Forget water fountains - one Italian town has gone one better and has installed a free wine fountain.

The fountain has been introduced on the popular pilgrimage route, the Cammino di San Tommaso, in Abruzzo.

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What's more, the fontana del vino in Caldari di Ortana is totally free and open 24 hours a day all week long.

According to the Telegraph, the fountain has been created by the local Dora Sarchese vineyard and will service thousands of tourists and pilgrims who make the journey from Rome to Ortona to visit the city's cathedral, where the remains of Jesus' disciple Thomas are kept.

The push-button foundation will dispense red wine, but the exact variety is not known, reports Decanter.

The vineyard has warned on its Facebook page that the fountain is for pilgrims and not "a place for drunks".

The Daily Mail reports that the The Abruzzo region is known for its red wines, made from the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo grape, although there are a number of other varieties available.


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