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Thursday, August 25, 2011

The worst taste in wine

This wine is flawed.  Not because of the winemaking but because of a business decision.

This wine leaves a bad taste in the mouth
Image from latimes.com

Lieb Cellars of NY state, whose tag line is "North Fork not Napa Valley," has stepped in it deep with their 9/11 commemorative wine.   Yeah, WTF?   A Chardonnay and a Merlot labelled "9/11 Memorial" selling for $19.11.  The bottles note that the grapes "were grown 90 miles from the site of the World Trade Center attack."

The winery plans to give a small percentage of the sales to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.  Yeah, that's great but you could do that without trying to cash in on the tenth anniversary of a disaster that killed thousands.    Why not a 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor wine while you're at it?  Maybe you can export it to Japan (and send some to Hawaii).

To borrow a phrase from comedian Kathy Griffin, "You guys can suck it."