Sunday, August 21, 2011
A WINE TO COMMEMORATE 9/11....AT $19.11 A BOTTLE
A winery on Long Island has introduced two new wines to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.
The wines, produced by Lieb Family Cellars, are a 9/11 barrel- fermented Memorial Commemorative Merlot and a 9/11 Memorial Commemorative Chardonnay, described as having a dominant flavor of fresh green apples and "finishing with a toasty vanilla flavor."
They each sell for $19.11 a bottle if you buy directly from the winery but they will cost more in stores.
The grapes for the wine were grown 90 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the winery plans to give 6% to 10% of the proceeds from the sale of them to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
For those who try to keep their wine buying under $10 a bottle, the Lieb Family Cellars offers a less expensive bottle of wine called the September Mission Merlot. It costs $9.11 a bottle and the winery donates 91.1 cents of every bottle to the September's Mission foundation.