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Buckfast sales hit record high with monks raking in £43million from the tonic wine

Buckfast sales hit record high with monks raking in £43million from the tonic wine

Monks who make Buckfast tonic wine have raked in more than £43 million in the past year, new figures have revealed. Sales of the caffeine-fuelled wine rose three per cent, from £41.9million to a record high of £43.2 million, as punters continue to enjoy the controversial tipple J Chandler and Co, the company that distributes […]

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Buckfast: a drink with almost supernatural powers of destruction

Mixing alcohol with caffeine has thrown up some illustrious drinks over the years: the Cuba Libre, the caffe corretto and the vodka Red Bull, writes Henry Jeffreys. No combination of alcohol and caffeine, however, has proved as notorious as buckfast, a drink that is credited with almost supernatural powers of destruction. Buckfast Tonic Wine is […]

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Youth blames Buckfast for attack on woman in Fife

A man who hit a woman in the face with a piece of wood in an unprovoked assault in Fife has blamed drinking Buckfast for the attack. Lewis Anderson, 18, a prisoner in Polmont, pleaded guilty to assaulting Kathryn Wheater to her severe injury in Cupar on 20 September. He told police: “I had been […]

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Buckfast cans will not be sold in Ireland

Buckfast in cans isn’t happening in Ireland any time soon. The news emerged at the weekend that the famous tonic wine is being made available in 25cl cans in the UK. However, a spokesperson for Buckfast’s Irish distributor, Findlater Wine and Spirit Group, told DailyEdge.ie that: “There are no plans in the short term to […]

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Buckfast set to be sold in cans for first time as monks claim they’ll be a big hit with summer barbecue goers

It may be the moment thousands of al fresco tipplers have been waiting for…Buckfast in cans. The firm behind the controversial tonic wine – which has been blamed for fuelling anti-social behaviour and violence – yesterday announced they are launching the £2.90 tins in time for the barbecue season. They said the 25cl cans will […]

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New School of Evangelisation at home of The Bucky

A new Centre of Formation for the New Evangelisation has been established in the grounds of Buckfast Abbey in Devon by Dr Petroc Willey, Dr Andrew Beards, Dr Caroline Farey and others. The School of the Annunciation, has been started with the support and collaboration of the Abbot of Buckfast, the Rt Rev David Charlesworth […]

Kirk moderator says 'blame society, not Buckfast'

Kirk moderator says ‘blame society, not Buckfast’

A holy war has erupted over Buckfast, the controversial fortified wine, after the moderator of the Church of Scotland [sic] defended the brand against criticism from the Scottish Labour party. A string of Labour MSPs, including Dr Richard Simpson, the party’s health spokesman, have blamed the drink, brewed by monks in Somerset, for fuelling social […]

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