Forget Terroir, Lets Try a Taste of Terror

 Forget Terroir, Lets Try a Taste of Terror  

 

 

I love the smell of Summer Fruits in the morning

An Australian winery has launched a new range of wines featuring images of Osama Bin Laden and hooded torture in Abu Ghraib.

The wines are produced by the Moorilla winery in Tasmania (owned by who news.com.au refers to as “millionaire gambler” David Walsh).

The images are taken from political graffiti from the streets of Hobart and Melbourne. 

The stencil image of bin Laden goes next to a graffiti message reading “all you need is love”. 

Beneath the torture image are the words “Iraqi liberation”. 

Moorilla winemaker Conor van der Reest said the temporary and contemporary nature of street art suited the drink-now ethos of the new “Praxis” wines. 

“It’s not a question of us trying to confront people,” Mr van der Reest said. “It’s more a chronicling of stuff that’s current, either in art or world events.

Hmmm. I’m all for taking some risks but come on, wine bottles as “chronicles”?! Has someone disappeared up their own possum?

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