New York News
Long Island vintner produces 9/11 wine
NEW YORK -- 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.
new york city, long island, world trade center, september 11, new york news
- 5-year-old struck and killed in Brooklyn
- AccuWeather: Snow For Some
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- Guinness drops sponsorship of St. Patrick's Parade
- Brooklyn fire leaves 2 children critically hurt
- East Harlem investigation focuses on basement
- Church services to remember East Harlem victims
- Photos: East Harlem explosion
- Mahopac HS basketball coach resigns after racism allegations
- Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai wins 2014 NYC Half
- Florida overall No. 1 seed for NCAA tournament
- Final words from Malaysia jet came after systems shutdown
- Oprah to sell Harpo Studios in Chicago
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos