"Buckie" packs a whallop

Posted by Dan Grippo
Monday 15, February 2010 | Category:  

This important newsflash from Ecumenical News International—perhaps the good monks will want to give it up for Lent!

"A small band of Benedictine monks in the south of England has come under fire for producing a fortified wine that critics describe as the 'scourge of Scotland' for its high alcohol content. The tipple, officially known as 'Buckfast tonic wine' but nicknamed 'commotion motion' or 'wreck the hoose juice' by devotees in Britain's far north, is turned out at Buckfast Abbey, a monastery in the Devonshire hills of southwest England, Religion News Service reports. But 'Buckie' has become a national favorite brew in Scotland--doubtless in part because it contains about 15 percent alcohol by volume. In other words, it packs a punch, as the police report."


Reprinted with permission from PrepareTheWord.com. ©TrueQuest Communications.

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