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Italian Vineyard’s First Ever 24-hour Wine Fountain Opens to Public for Free

Now, travellers can enjoy some Biblical-style refreshment along the long journey

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October 19, 2016: In most areas of the world, public drinking fountains expel tap water, but the newest public drinking fountain in Italy flows red with wine — and it’s free to the public.

The 24-hour seven days a week “fontana del vino” in Caldari di Ortona has been installed by Dora Sarchese vineyard winery.

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There’s no catch or gimmick, the vineyard owners explained. Nor is the fountain for “drunkards” or “louts”, they said on the vineyard’s Facebook page.

They simply wanted to provide a service that had been previously unheard of in Italian history, according to The Local news.

“The wine fountain is a welcome, the wine fountain is poetry,” Dora Sarchese posted.

The fountain is located along a popular trail, the Cammino di San Tommaso, which is used by thousands of Catholics every year on the pilgrimage to see the remains of Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples.

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Now, travellers can enjoy some Biblical-style refreshment along the long journey.

Until now, wine fountains in Italy had only been used for holidays and special occasions.

One of the most famous is in Marino where white wine flows from the public water fountain taps for an hour during the city’s annual grape festival.

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This is the first known fountain to distribute free wine all day, every day. (IANS)

  • Ruchika Kumari

    sounds interesting

  • Diksha Arya

    the vineyard sounds pretty awesome…

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?