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Wednesday 25 April 2012

Buying wine, Italian Style in Le Marche

So you go down to your local winery and ask for two white and two red, please nicely (in pigeon Italian) and this nice lady takes you over to the petrol pumps.

She then takes 4 five litre glass bottles, inserts nozzle and starts pump

While this is going on, you watch the numbers whizz round, just like you would do at a petrol station

The bill for 10 litres of delicious white wine? 10 euros and 8 cents.  


  1. No no no no no no!!!!! I must move to Italy immediately!!!! No minimum price per unit there, hey...

    1. Anonymous22 May, 2012

      Yes it is really a lovely part of Italy, largely unspoilt and with friendly local people