Quebec churches switch to environment-friendly holy wine

From The Gazette in Montreal:

MONTREAL -- In recent years, the idea of consuming only foods that are produced within 100 miles of where you live has been popularized as way to reduce the need for long-haul trucking and to keep greenhouse gas emissions in check.

Now the Earth-friendly principle is about to be applied to the Roman Catholic Eucharist meal. A Quebec wine is set to replace the altar wine now in use in Catholic churches, a wine from California vineyards about 4,000 kilometres away.

The new "Vin de Messe" will be produced by Domaine des Cotes d'Ardoise, a 7,500-hectare vineyard near Dunham, Que., a popular stop on the Eastern Townships wine route.

Covering Climate Now: NCR joins more than 250 news outlets in a weeklong collaboration of climate change coverage. Learn more

Read the rest of the story here.


Join the Conversation

Send your thoughts and reactions to Letters to the Editor. Learn more here

Advertisement