Specific Conditions Relating to the Purchase of Alcohol
Standard delivery cost includes to MAINLAND UK & Wales only. There are some remote areas and some areas in Scotland that will carry a delivery surcharge. We advise you to check before placing your order with us...
It is an offence for any person under 18 to buy or attempt to buy intoxicating drinks.
We will not sell to anyone who is not 18 years of age or over, as the law requires.
By placing an order you are confirming that you are 18 or over.
If you are making a purchase as a gift, then the recipient must also be over 18 years old.
Sacramental wine or altar wine is simply wine obtained from grapes and intended for use in celebration of the Eucharist (referred to also as the Lord's Supper). The same wine, if intended for use in ceremonies of non-Christian religions or for ordinary use, would not normally be described by these terms.
Altar wine, or wine appropriate for use during communion, has been defined in many ways over the centuries, subject to certain criteria. The Code of Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church (1983), Canon 924 (emphasis added):
The most holy Sacrifice of the Eucharist must be celebrated in bread, and in wine to which a small quantity of water is to be added.
The wine must be natural, made from grapes of the vine, and not corrupt.
From The Code of Canon Law in English translation, prepared by The Canon Law Society Of Great Britain And Ireland In Association With The Canon Law Society Of Australia And New Zealand And The Canadian Canon Law Society. English translation copyright 1983 The Canon Law Society Trust, Sixth edition 2000.
1) The added spirit (alcohol) must have been distilled from the grape (ex genimime vitis);
(2) the quantity of alcohol added, together with that which the wine contained naturally after fermentation, must not exceed eighteen per cent of the whole;
(3) the addition must be made during the process of fermentation (S. Romana et Univ. Inquis., 5 August, 1896).
We have a few choices for you in Communion Wine here at NECS - The ever popular Sanctifex and also the increasingly popular QC, as well as Poterion Fairtrade. Whatever your choice we are sure we can help you.
We also offer a NON ALCOHOL option now!
Communion wine is distributed directly from the warehouse to your doorstep!