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mescita

by the glass

The word is derived from mescere, or mixing wine, from the ancient Roman custom of diluting wine with water. Later it came to mean a bar serving mainly wine; today an enoteca will advertise that it has vini in mescita (wines by the glass).

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Mariana Diaz