Sunday, January 24, 2010

From the Cardinal's Cellar

What cardinals drink: San Donato!


  1. Only available in Italy? I like to buy Chateuneuf du Pape because of the papal arms. I see the cardinal's arms on these bottles ignore ut sive, and rightly so!

  2. Technically, those are arms of a bishop, not of a cardinal.
    Bishop - 6 tassels in 3 rows on each side
    Archbishop - 10 tassels in 4 rows
    (metropolitan also a two-bars cross behind the shield)
    Cardinal - 15 tassels in 5 rows

    But I'm sure it does not affect the taste nor any other quality :)

    Sac. Martin