A fountain that dispenses free wine may sound like the stuff of dreams, but it is actually real in Caldari di Ortona, Italy. This unique fountain dispenses wine 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is a collaboration between a local vineyard, Dora Sarchese Vini, and the organization that promotes a popular pilgrimage route.
Water is added to the wine
Wine fountains are a beautiful way to serve wine at your next Shabbat or holiday meal. Not only do they add a sense of aristocracy to the table, but they also allow you to keep high levels of hygiene while serving your guests.
Adding water to wine will not only dilute the alcohol content, but it can diminish the original complex taste. This is especially true for boldly flavored wines. While it may seem appealing to add water to expensive wine, it is better to drink it without it.
While the wine fountain in Caldary di Ortona is Italy’s first, it is not the only one of its kind in Europe. The famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain has a similar wine fountain, which was launched by Bodegas Irache. The fountain serves free red wine to pilgrims who need a break from their walk. The company even has a webcam to let fans from all over the world watch people enjoying their free vino.
The wine is poured into the cups
A fountain that turns water into wine would be a welcome addition to any party. But this fountain in the small Italian town of Caldari di Ortona is not your typical one. This hydration station is dedicated to pilgrims on the Camino, and it serves red wine 24 hours a day. The fountain was created by Dora Sarchese winery, and it is the first of its kind in Italy.
The wine fountain is a popular attraction, and visitors flock to it in droves. But the wine is surprisingly strong, and pilgrims should exercise caution when they take their first sip. The wine can also make you feel sick if you drink too much.
If you’re planning to host a dinner, a wine fountain is an excellent way to serve wine at your table. The best part is that it can be used for both casual and formal service. Traditionally, the wine is poured in a clockwise pattern around the table.
The wine is diluted with water
Wine fountains have a long history in Europe. In Tudor England, King Henry VIII and French King Francis I had fountains in their palaces that spewed wine. They were thought to purify the air. Today, they are primarily used to serve wine at a table.
A fountain in Caldari di Ortona, Italy, dispenses red wine all day, every day. It is a gift from Dora Sarchese Vineyard and the organization that maintains the Cammino di San Tommaso pilgrimage route. The vineyard says it is not meant to get people drunk but as a gesture to the town.
A wine fountain is a great addition to any Shabbat or holiday table. Silver kiddush fountains are a wonderful way to add interest and excitement to your meal, while simplifying the distribution of Kiddush wine to all guests seated around the table. They also make a beautiful centerpiece and can match any style of dcor. They are easy to clean and hygienic.
The wine is served
Imagine a fountain that dispenses not water but delicious red wine. That dream has come true at a vineyard in Italy, where a fountain of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo spouts wine 24/7. The free-flowing fountain is the result of a collaboration between Dora Sarchese Vineyard and the non-profit group that maintains and promotes the Cammino di San Tommaso pilgrimage route.
The wine fountain, which was unveiled earlier this month in Caldari di Ortona, Italy’s Abruzzo region, is open to anyone who visits the vineyard. Visitors can also take tours of the vineyard’s cellar or do a wine tasting.
The wine fountain was inspired by a similar one that was installed along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. The 196-mile route connects historical churches and abbeys and ends in the city of Ortona, where the bones of St Thomas, a disciple of Jesus, are kept. The Dora Sarchese fountain, which was launched in 2016, is intended to welcome pilgrims and tourists with a glass of wine. However, the winery says on its Facebook page that the fountain is not for “drunkards or louts.”