Interesting Fact # 1235 - Wine

According to an investigation carried out by BBC Scotland, Buckfast Tonic Wine was mentioned in 5,638 crime reports in Strathclyde from 2006-2009.

(One in 10 of those offences were violent and the bottle was used as a weapon 114 times. The investigation looked at its ingredients and how it may affect the behaviour of consumers. Neuroscientist Dr Steven Alexander from Nottingham University said each bottle contained 281mg of caffeine - the same amount as eight cans of coke. What makes all this really interesting though is that the tonic wine is produced by Benedictine monks in a Devon monastery. My granny used to drink it, but she never bottled anyone.)

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