Anthony Bourdain Rips 9/11 Vintner a New One

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Lieb Cellars
Fruity with notes of vomit
The rantings and ravings of Anthony Bourdain are often over the top, sometimes outright silly. But his thorough ripping of the enterprising Long Island vintner selling 9/11 Memorial Commemorative wines is bang on.

The wines, said to honor the upcoming 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, are even being sold for $19.11! (As opposed to a less profitable $9.11??) According to The Independent, the No Reservations star was outraged when he learned through members of the FDNY via Twitter that Les Halles, his former restaurant, was selling the wines.

Reassuring his followers that he no longer has anything to do with the restaurant, Bourdain vowed to pull strings to have the wines removed from the list. "Holy FUCK! What kind of piece of shit would create such a product?" he tweeted, adding, "That's vomit inducing" and "I will personally leave an upper decker in the bathroom of whoever is responsible for this."

Lieb Cellars has said that a percentage of the proceeds will go toward the National September 11 Memorial Museum, but that percentage is less than 10. It's a rare case when a wine can make you sick before you even drink it.


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Pwet
Pwet

cracked!

OStoke
OStoke

I think it's cute that he's pretending to have feelings.

Matt
Matt

"Lieb Cellars has said that a percentage of the proceeds will go toward the National September 11 Memorial Museum, but that percentage is less than 10."Is it 9.11%?

AreaMan66
AreaMan66

What kind of piece of shit would create such a product?

I don't know....maybe the same kind of person that goes to a brutal police state, where the citizens risk death at sea just to escape, in order to film an episode of his television show.

Maldoror9
Maldoror9

Actually, the vintner's website says the price is $9.11, which is very cheap especially for a small vineyard, and that they are donating 10% of sales, which is likely their entire margin.  Why don't you do some research before just parroting some egomaniacal celebrity chef's rantings?  Lame.http://store.nexternal.com/lie...

Heywood
Heywood

This winery is about a 30 minute drive from where I live. I will beat Mr. Bourdain to the "upper decker".

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

I was born on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. So I celebrate by getting bombed at a Japanese restaurant.

Luke Bogash
Luke Bogash

Maybe you two can meet up and make it a double decker.

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