Long Island Winery Selling 9/11-Themed Merlot And Chardonnay

Plans To Donate Between 6 & 10 Percent Of Proceeds To Victims' Families

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The sale of 9/11-themed alcohol by a Long Island winery is likely to raise some eyebrows and draw ire despite some monetary benefit to charity.

Lieb Family Cellars of Mattituck says it has produced the 9/11 Memorial Commemorative Chardonnay and 9/11 Memorial Commemorative Merlot to mark to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the opening of the 9/11 Memorial.

The company says it has 247 cases of the Chardonnay and 251 cases of the Merlot and that each will sell for $19.11 per bottle if purchased directly through the winery.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the winery plans to give between 6 and 10 percent of the proceeds from sales to the September 11 Memorial and Museum.  That amounts to a donation of  $1.15 to $1.91 per bottle.

In addition, Lieb Family Cellars is also offering the September Mission Merlot as part of its “Great Wines For Good Causes” lineup. The Merlot sells for $9.11 per bottle, with 91.1 cents being donated to the September’s Mission Foundation, according to the company’s website.

Do you think that it is simply too soon for such a product?  Too tacky? Offensive? Or is it fine? Share your thoughts in the comments section…

  • frankly

    “Share your thoughts in the comments section…”

    ok, did that, and you keep taking them off? why? tell me what im doing wrong please?

    • Jane Louise Smith

      It’s part of the conspiracy, frankly. The moderator of this chat room supports the cause of the conspirators. Beware your comments. We will need to speak in code from this point moving forward. The owl flies low before dawn towards the barn. Tackle from the bait shop catches more snapper than flies on the river. Do you understand?

  • joey from B'hurst

    Enough already with the 9/11 victims. The families were very generously compensated. If John Q Public was murdered on the city streets, he would not get a dime from the City. Why are the 9/11 victims so special?

    Why should this wine company have to donate some of the profits to a 9/11 related charity. Some say this “9/11” brand is offensive. I will tell you what offensive is…where the WTC victims remains are: the Staten Island Dump. This is America—a capitalist country the last I checked. Let the winery cash in on this too.

    Show me a politician that is not profiting from these 3 present wars and I will show you a fool.

    • Jane Louise Smith

      I 100% agree with you, Joey.

  • Kevin

    My favorite about this whole thing is how Jane Smith calls the victims “victims”. Like they aren’t. She’s missing one very important thing…they ARE victims. Doesn’t matter how you phrase it or make references to other deadly things, they are still victims and their families still suffered from the events of 9/11. And Judaism has NOTHING to do with this. Wine is extremely expensive to make, donating 10% is a decent amount because most wineries put the a lot of income made back into producing more wine.

    • Jane Louise Smith

      Hi Kevin :-) I love you because you perpetuate the theory of “victimhood” for these so-called “victims” of Islamic terrorism. Yes, it does matter how words are used and phrases are conjoined, as the word “victim” is the incorrect word. The Americans who were killed were targets of opportunity and casualties of war. Who targeted them? Islamic terrorists. Yet, somehow, no one wants to call them targets of Islamic jihad or casualties. Rather, the word “victim” has been so overly used as to appeal more across the board and to invoke feelings of sympathy and love rather than inspiring rage and anger towards those who have declared religious war against us. These people were casualties of Islamic war, not victims of anything other than an elaborate media/advertising scam. I don’t care if this company pays 100% of the entire sale price BEFORE expenses are paid. The fact of the matter is there is a scam labeled as a “victim’s fund’ that is continuing to support people who should already have recovered, moved on, and become financially self-supportive. There is no longer any need (nor should there have been in the first place…) to financially these “victims” or their survivors. The days of entitlements are over.

  • Jane Louise Smith

    You people want to honor 9/11 victims? Why don’t you honor a hero like fallen Navy SEAL Petty Officer Jon T. Tumilson? HE and his FAMILY are victims, and so is his service dog: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/heart-wrenching-image-dog-keeps-watch-over-fallen-seals-casket-during-funeral/ If you want to support “victims” so much, then support the USO, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and the Wounded Warrior Project. Those organizations honor REAL victims who die on our battlefields for our liberties and our freedoms EVERY DAY.

  • michaelfury

    International Hearings on the Events of September 11, 2001

    Ryerson University, Toronto, September 8 – 11


    • Jane Smith

      Who is paying for this “hearing” and will there be a limit on the number of conspiracy theories that each attendee can present to the crowd?

  • michaelfury

    What was this EMT drinking when she saw this in the sky on 9/11?


  • kauboy

    Seeing as how, at most, they will donate $951 (all bottles sold, and 10% donated), this is nothing more than an advertising campaign.
    It won’t raise much money for any charity.
    If you like wine, buy it. If not, don’t.

    • Jane Smith

      How much food will that buy for the “victims” of this “disaster”? It can’t even buy half an ounce of gold for investment purposes. Good luck with all that charity.

  • FritZ Von

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha, the MLK monument is WHITE !!!

    • Jane Smith

      What a strange twist of irony…

  • seesay

    Dominant media has gone to great lengths to subdue public awareness of 9/11. In the interest of maintaining the vigilance needed to ward off another such atrocity, the image of those buildings coming down should remain in the very front of our minds and memories. That is the service this commemorative wine brings us. No charitable donations required.

    • I am Sancho

      The dominant media has gone to great lengths to attach 9/11 to everything from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, your Bill of Rights, your freedoms. The media is run by only 5 bloodthirsty guys who will tell you anything in order to rule over you.

      The entire idea of the wine is as tacky as you are.

  • Raven Nichole Bertrand

    I don’t see it as a real big deal. Now it being sold for $9.11 is sort of cheesy, but other than that, I don’t see a problem with it. I mean, they are giving some of their proceeds to charity. I do believe, though, that they should donate at least a little more than what they are. Given that this is wine in dedication of 9/11, they should be giving more than just 91.1 cents, given that they are selling it for ten times that.

  • michaelfury

    The victims’ families don’t need a percentage. They need justice.


  • Bad News Bearer

    Hating on a wine company. What a dishonor to those 3000 American Human Beings who died, when you are willing to place a party affiliation ahead of finding out the truth for those who died in the initial collapse and those who died trying to retrieve our citizens. And you call yourselves American’s. What a joke you have become to this country. You are traitors who deserve a traitors death. The majority of the victims families are now demanding a new investigation. You haven’t seen the commercials? Your argument of we shouldn’t open new wounds of the families is dishonorable. The NIST report itself is cause for concern to open a new investigation. Are you smarter than 1500 architects and engineers who question the NIST report and the governments fictional accounts of what really happened? How about those on the NIST panel who publicly stated their investigation was set up to fail? I seriously doubt your intelligence on any issue. Look back through our history to find out just how truthful our government has been to its citizens and you become enlightened to the fact that the exact opposite is what we get in terms of truthfulness. Like Bush said, “They would hang us form the light poles if America knew what we did”. Enough said, I am about to throw up my coffee just thinking about you lowlifes who refuse to call for new investigations. If it was 1500 puppies and 1500 kittens or an endangered animal species I am sure you psychos would be all for it. Please leave my country now. North Korea would love to have you. They believe everything their government tell them too. You would all fit right in.

    • Jane Smith

      Go ahead & throw up your coffee, Bad News Bearer. I don’t want any more investigations, and I really dislike Kim Jong Il and his communist ilk (psst, i heard that his golf game is really bad, even though their media reports his miraculous holes-in-one every time he hits the links, but I digress.). More of your fellow Americans are injured or killed each year just by falling out of a window than did all the “victims” or 9/11. Where is the “charity” or “cause” to push for a national holiday to celebrate Death-By-Open-Windows awareness? Think of all those little kids — and their fathers, their mothers, their parents’ co-workers, their grandmothers & their grandfathers, their aunts, uncles, cousins….even their family’s pet(s) — who are “survivors” of this national epidemic of “man-caused terror”. They’re victims, too. In fact, I’m drawing up a bumper sticker and a magnetic “ribbon” to raise awareness of this form of terrorism. Please support the “Death-By-Open-Windows” Memorial Fund…

  • michaelfury

    That’s almost as outrageous as this Daniel Sunjata rant from Rescue Me:


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