Long Island vintner produces 9/11 wine

September 6, 2011 7:26:22 AM PDT
A Long Island 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.

The Daily News says Lieb Family Cellars of Mattituck will donate up to 10 percent from each sale of the commemorative wine to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

New York City Councilman Peter Vallone blasted the $19.11 bottle, saying "What's next? A 9/11 pastrami sandwich?

Irene Lavelle, whose husband died in the attacks, said it demeans the date.

Lieb general manager Garry Madden said 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 said the effort will help sustain the memorial for the future.