September 27, 2006

Benedictine Monks Brew the British Answer to Mad Dog

From BBC news:

A sleepy community of Benedictine monks in south Devon is the latest, and perhaps most unlikely, target in the battle against binge drinking.

The monks of Devon brew a caffeinated, red "tonic wine" called Buckfast, which has gained the unofficial slogan "Made by monks, Drunk by punks". (There are other, grittier yet amusing home-made slogans on the Wikipedia site.)

BBC News featured a slyly funny article on this "wreck-the-hoose juice" in today's edition.

Posted by Chai-Rista at September 27, 2006 09:25 AM | TrackBack

I notice that in Coatbridge you can get blood pudding spiked with Buckfast Hi-Caffeine Fortified Monkish Wine. And people say there's nothing distinctive about Scottish cuisine.

Posted by: utron at September 27, 2006 10:55 AM