Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center, a Long Island winery has released two commemorative bottles of wine: 9/11 Memorial Merlot and 9/11 Memorial Chardonnay. Lieb Family Cellars says it will donate all monies not spent on making the wine, which they estimate will be about 10% of the appropriate $19.11 price tag, to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Critics abound. Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. of Queens asked, “What’s next? A 9/11 pastrami sandwich?” Hey, it’s not like the bottles are shaped like the Twin Towers, the wines have a smokey top note, or they made one called 9/11 Memorial Pinot Noir Day in History.
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