Earlier this month the Argentinian-born Pontif indicated his own liking for the stuff when he told a crowd of thousands in his weekly public address: “Wine expresses the abundance of the banquet and the joy of the feast. Imagine finishing the wedding feast drinking tea, it would be an embarrassment
“How is it possible to celebrate the wedding and have a party if you lack what the prophets indicated was a typical element of the messianic banquet? Wine is necessary for the feast.”
Just as Argentinian wine appears to be a necessary element of the Papal mass. Pope Francis has so far used wines from seven different regions of his country.