Habemus Papem. Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires is the new Pope. He will be called Pope Francis I.
I know, I am neither Catholic nor Italian nor in this case, Argentine but I do believe that the Pope matters and this choice seems interesting to me. He is the first Latin American to be chosen to be Pope and the first Jesuit ever. I guess all those years in Italy have left a residue of interest in the Church as an institution.
In celebration, because he is Argentinean, I think I will drink Malbec at dinner this evening. I’m hoping they will have Tikal Natural on the list.
This wine is made from organic grapes, 60% organic Malbec, 40% organic Syrah. The vineyards are located in the Uco Valley at 3500 feet.
Lately I have been drinking organic wines from all over the world and have found there to be a noticeable difference in the way I feel after having a couple of glasses. That doesn’t mean I will only drink organic wines but I am developing a keener sense of the palate differences.