Italian prosecutors are investigating how bottles of wine adorned with the face of Adolf Hitler got on store shelves.
The prosecutors were tipped off by American tourists in the town of Garda, Philadelphia lawyer Matthew Hirsch and his wife Cindy. The Drinks Business website writes that the couple was horrified, particularly because Cindy’s aunt and grandparents died in Auschwitz and father is a Holocaust survivor. According to the site, the wine will be removed from the market.
According to wire service JTA, the wine is produced by Lunardelli winery and is part of its “Historical Line,” apparently around since the mid-1990s. The winery doesn’t stop at Hitler when it comes to offending people:
Other figures pictured on labels include Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and Soviet chief Joseph Stalin. Some labels also feature Britain’s World War II leader Winston Churchill.
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