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.
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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.
Medieval wine windows' are reopening, reviving Italian plague tradition https://t.co/BbZItxEnYg pic.twitter.com/Q8aO28DL1t— New York Post (@nypost) August 6, 2020