Imagine a fountain that dispenses wine for free, 24 hours a day. That rose-tinted dream has become a reality in a vineyard in central Italy’s Abruzzo region. The Fontana del Vino in Caldari di Ortona, a town along the pilgrimage route known as the Cammino di San Tommaso, serves Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG. It’s a collaboration between Dora Sarchese Vineyard and the non-profit that promotes the 196-mile trail that connects Rome with Ortona, where it’s believed that the remains of Jesus’ disciple Thomas are kept.
The fountain was not intended to be a hangout for drunks, but “to celebrate the way that Jesus would want us to live,” as the vineyard says. The vineyard notes that the fountain was also created as a way to bring tourists to the town, which relies on tourism for much of its income.
Making a DIY wine bottle water fountain is a creative and environmentally-friendly way to repurpose old bottles and spruce up your patio or garden. The process is relatively simple and requires only a few materials, including a wine bottle, a water pump, a container for the water, tubing, and decorations to suit your overall design concept.
The aJudaica collection of wine fountains ranges from nickel and pewter to elegant silver plated models that harmonize with contemporary style d&233;cor. Designs by renowned Judaica artist Yair Emanuel include colorful and cheerful Jerusalem scenes or luscious grape designs that will complement any Shabbat table.