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Saturday, September 06, 2003

From the Anti-World, and since 1997, no less

Germany protests: Italian winery labels bottles with portraits of Hitler
from news4colorado.com
Germany has complained to Italy about a winery that labels its bottles with portraits of Adolf Hitler, the Justice Ministry said Friday. Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries recently wrote to her Italian counterpart to say the labels are "contemptible and tasteless'' and asked him to see what could be done to stop their production, spokeswoman Christiane Wirtz said.

The so-called "Fuehrerwein'' bottles, part of vintner Alessandro Lunardelli's "historic line,'' features 14 different labels portraying Hitler with slogans like "Sieg Heil'' and other Nazis.

Photos of more of the labels can be seen at the winery's website.