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Wine experts gather for papal audience

January 21, 2015

Italian vintners and wine experts met with Pope Francis after his regular weekly public audience on January 21, and presented the Pontiff with a tastevin, the silver cup used by professional wine-tasters.

Fanco Ricci, the president of the Italian Sommelier Foundation, said that he began making plans for a group to attend the papal audience after he heard the Pope making a comparison to “a good wine.”

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