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Booze 'boos'

Benedictine monks in the south of England faced criticism for producing "Buckfast tonic wine," which is 15 percent alcohol by volume.

Nicknamed the "scourge of Scotland" by critics, the wine is mentioned in 5,000 crime reports over three years in Strathclyde, Scotland.

While the Buckfast Abbey winemakers rejected BBC interview requests, not so Bob Gillies, a bishop in the Scottish Episcopal Church.

He told the BBC that St. Benedict "would have been very, very unhappy with what his monks are doing nowadays."


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