Making wine behind bars


In our Members' forum, Gilberto Colangelo of Bern points out that the inmates of a penal colony on the Tuscan island of Gorgona have also started to make wine. See more here – JR

I discovered one recent afternoon in Württemberg in southern Germany that there may be some truth in the saying that it can be harder to break into a prison than to break out of it. Standing at the gate of Steinstrasse prison in Talheim, I was waiting impatiently for its supervisor to turn up. Beside me was my German friend Peter Meyer, who was born...