Wine and cheese and sobbing
Nothing says fine elegant romance like a hand crafted glass of wine, just like nothing says fine elegant romance like…9/11?
Okay before you beat me to death note that I am making FUN of Lieb Family Cellars of Long Island, the classy L.I.E. adjacent winery that has announced for the upcoming 10th anniversary of one of America’s darkest hours it will be releasing a “9/11 Memorial Commemorative Chardonnay and (a) 9/11 Memorial Commemorative Merlot“.
Hmm I can really taste the subtle notes of plum, oak and the salty tears of patriotism!
Okay obviously this is a horribly dumb idea for so many obvious reasons (it’s tacky, totally thoughtless, etc) but I’d like to focus on two important issues here: first, couldn’t they have picked two less shitty varietals of wine? America’s fallen heroes deserve something better, like a beautiful Rioja or a citrusy Pinot Gris. Secondly, people have tried and failed in the past to create booze to commemorate our nation’s great tragedies. Ever had Pearl Harbor Banzai Pineapple Sake or Grassy Knoll Whiskey (“3 shots and you’re blown away!”)? They’re as gross as they are insensitive.
Better leave commemorating 9/11 to America’s true boozy patriots: Beer companies.