Tuscany Restores Wine Windows During Pandemic


Mature woman holding glass of wine watching sunset over hills, rear view, Portoferraio, Tuscany, Italy

Mature woman holding glass of wine watching sunset over hills, rear view, Portoferraio, Tuscany, Italy

I like that Chicago did the whole "to go" drinks at the beginning of the summer to help out our bar and restaurant scene but the Italian region of Tuscany quite literally just said "hold my beer." Buchette del vino or "wine window" was a a popular thing during the 1630s while the plague was ravishing Florence, Italy. To limit contact with people, wine windows were created because priorities, duh. Now that we're in a pandemic, the Italians have found a reason to restore them and also sell things like coffee and ice cream. We need these ASAP! Full story below.