9/11 Wine Distasteful?

There's a small vitner on Long Island, N.Y. who is producing a special wine for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Lieb Family Cellars of Mattituck says that they will donate up to 10% from the sale of each bottle to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

The wine has been formally approved by the Sept. 11 Memorial Board. Each bottle will retail for $19.11.

Poor taste? I think so. I think that anyone or any business that even thinks about profiting directly or indirectly from the obscene events of September 11, 2001 is a creep. (Lieb, you can keep your 10%) This goes beyond wine. For me, it includes music, and any sort of souvenir from this tragedy. There are other ways to make a living and to market a bottle of wine.

It's sad to see dignity defeated by greed. Shame on us.

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