Pope Francis’ Taste For Wine: It’s In His Roots


Pope Francis visits a favela in Brazil during the World Youth Day 2013 (credits: Tânia Rêgo/ABr - Agência Brasil. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 br via Wikimedia Commons)

Pius II had a predilection for milk. Benedict XVI drank orange Fanta. And Pope Francis? While Francis is known for drinking mate, an Argentinian tea, it seems that the current Pope’s palate is a bit more refined. Pope Francis – or Jorge Mario Bergoglio – is also a wine aficionado. The taste for wine runs in the family. His grandfather was a...

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