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Argentine wine from small grape farmers for Pope Francis masses

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 08:16 UTC
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The wine used for the masses of Pope Francis will be made using grapes from small Argentine producers with 500 liters of the drink already in production, according to a report from the Project for the Integration of Small Producers in the Viticulture Chain (PROVIAR). Read full article


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  • Clyde15

    To paraphrase Karl Marks....“opiate for the Catholic masses”
    I hope its good stuff.

    Mar 28th, 2014 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    So because the pope is Argentinian all the wine he uses at mass must be from Argentina - not at all partisan.

    Mar 28th, 2014 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Its the only way they can get exports for the Euros TMBOA needs for her next trip to Rome!

    Mar 28th, 2014 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    @3 Chris
    “Argentina winemakers facing difficult 2014 vintage”

    Mar 28th, 2014 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    @3, 4

    That same article also states what I stated last year, 2013 will go down as the best vintage in 20 years, in quantity and quality. Those wines will be sold for a long time to come due to great plentiful amounts, and the high quality allowing for cellaring of higher-end types.

    That will buttress any downside of the 2014 vintage.

    So I don't see the point Leiard is making.

    Wine making is cyclical and depends on weather. If that is shocking to anyone in the industry, then they should find another industry.

    Mar 28th, 2014 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    @5 troll

    The article is about - Argentinian wine and the pope, I was just pointing out that not everything is rosy in the the wine industry in Argentina at the moment.

    winners and losers 2013
    “According to Ciatti - Argentina is experiencing a significant drop in both wine and concentrate”

    Mar 28th, 2014 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Argentina whingeing, sour grapes methinks.

    Mar 28th, 2014 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    Clever :-)

    Mar 29th, 2014 - 04:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Hence why they call the Falklands Sour Grapes.

    Mar 29th, 2014 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 9 Pete Bog

    Are you winding us up Pete.

    I have never heard that one!

    Mar 29th, 2014 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0


    And the question I pose to you is why do you seem to relish pointing out the negatives or the bad News brom Argentina, like others here do, if you and the others are not trolls.

    In Mendoza the wine industry in numbers grew from 1998 straigtht through the 2ooos and up till now. If there is a drop, it is welcome as it puts a pause on bad elements entering the Market, froth Always exists when a marke goes nothing but up for a long time, then they cause a crash or something.

    But again, your apperent relishing at the misfortune of argentines says a lot about you all!

    Mar 30th, 2014 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    11 Nostril

    The quality of Argentine wine is mentioned only because it pertains to a central question implied by this article - “why is the Pope replacing the current wine supplier?”
    Is he choosing Argentine wine because it is of superior quality, or simply because it is Argentine?
    Is the Pope's integrity in question?

    What is your opinion?
    Or, are you just going to continue to whinge on, that it's “not fair” to comment or question the article and events, therein?

    Mar 30th, 2014 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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