Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Buckfast Tonic Wine for Christmas
But why not? Those clever Benedictine Monks from Buckfast Abbey know a thing or two about the production of wine, and their Buckfast Tonic Wine is a full-bodied red wine with a subtle hint of something a little bit different about the taste.
It's chock full of caffeine, so obviously it's not an ideal bedtime drink, but for a mid-morning pick-me-up (ideal if you have been hit by those irksome little bugs that seem to love to attack us at Christmas time) for example, it is ideal.
Yes, we are fully aware that Buckfast Tonic Wine is no longer able to claim any medicinal benefits from people drinking it, but my wife was introduced to it by an elderly gentleman who had been drinking it for many years.
She hadn't been feeling well and he gave her a bottle to try. Try it she did, and she tells me she's not looked back, since!
Serve it to your guests with mince pies or Stollen or secrete the bottle in a safe hiding place and bring it out when the last guests have gone. either way, it's all good!