NY Vintner Releases 9/11 Wine To Give Back, Critics Cry 'Distasteful'
NEW YORK -- A New York vintner has produced a 9/11 memorial wine that's been approved by the Sept. 11 memorial board. But critics say the wine's in poor taste.
New York City Councilman Peter Vallone is blasting the $19.11 bottle, saying "What's next? A 9/11 pastrami sandwich?"
Irene Lavelle, whose husband died in the attacks, says the wine demeans the date.
Lieb general manager Garry Madden says the vineyard lost many friends on 9/11, and the wine was a way to give something back.
Sept. 11 memorial board member Monica Iken says the effort will help sustain the memorial for the future.