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The ‘Drive Up Window’ of the Middle Ages is Back – Thanks, Pandemic!

NILES, ILLINOIS - APRIL 30: A SUV picks up an order at the drive-up window of a McDonald's fast food restaurant April 30, 2003 in Niles, Illinois. McDonald's Corporation announced that results for the quarter that ended March 31 and showed a 7 percent gain in earnings per share (before the cumulative effect of accounting changes) on higher revenues. Comparable unit sales have declined. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

It’s called a “Medieval wine window,” and it’s making a huge comeback – from pretty far back!  The idea is from the time of the bubonic plague, in the 1600’s; and it’s making a comeback in Italy, now, for this pandemic.

They are small windows, at shops and wineries, through which a person can hand someone outside a drink, and receive payment – or a hearty handshake, for that matter.





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