Coronavirus : in Florence, the return of the pop wine - The Point

Proof that nothing is lost. In Florence, Italy, the bars have revived and updated the famous buchette del vino used by traders in the Seventeenth century, when

Coronavirus : in Florence, the return of the pop wine - The Point

Proof that nothing is lost. In Florence, Italy, the bars have revived and updated the famous buchette del vino used by traders in the Seventeenth century, when the bubonic plague was rampant. Four centuries later, these openings in the walls of the stalls have been restored to their utility, reports the New York Post.

The owners of these approximately 150 shops historic located in Tuscany and for the most part in Florence are served again during the containment of these openings is beautifully decorated to serve their customers. The "pop wine" to serve a client, by limiting the contacts, taking the glass from the inside to the outside, but also other kinds of food including sandwiches, ice cream or coffee, as explained by the association Buchette del vino. This tradition has allowed the inhabitants of Florence and its region to continue to stock in their shops favorite " germ-free, and non-contact ".

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At the time of the plague, already, these small holes were used for traders to serve their customers without the risk of any contamination. "Merchants using sips of wine by maintaining a social distance sufficient," says the New York Post. Once the plague is gone, these small openings were neglected. "Some of them have even disappeared in the floods of 1966," writes the website of the american newspaper. A very pretty tradition, which is closer to (re)disappear.

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Updated Date: 10 August 2020, 10:33

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