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Uh Oh - Buckfast Wine Could Be In Trouble...

By Sarah

April 12, 2017 at 9:04am

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Ireland's favourite tonic wine is in a bit of bother this week after campaigners are calling for the monks who produce the nectar to lose their charitable status.

And if they lose their charitable status they might not be in a financial position to make the wine, meaning price could either rise - or heavens forbid - Buckkie could  eventually be phased out. Shock. HORROR.

Campaigners in the UK say that the Devon Monks, who have produced the wine since the 1920s, are profiting from a "dangerous" drink, and Devon Live reported that The Buckfast Abbey in Devon made €10.3 million in 2014/15 and paid no tax because it's legally a charity.

The National Secular Society has has called on the Charity Commission to remove the abbey trust's charitable status 'unless they change their activities', and claim the wine is a disgrace to society.

Buckfast has been linked to around 6,500 reports of antisocial behaviour and violence in a mere two years.

Society vice president Alistair McBay said: "The monks should be setting an example as a religious organisation but the opposite is happening.

"The question needs to be asked 'Are they serving God or Mamon?"

Pray for Buckfast <3

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