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Quebec churches switch to environment-friendly holy wine

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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.

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