The heir to an Italian winery that has long produced an Adolf Hitler varietal says he will be putting a cork in its “historical” series of wines next year.

“That’s enough. We’re sick and tired of all this controversy,” Andrea Lunardelli, who expects to take over Vini Lunardelli in early 2023, told an Italian newspaper this week. “So from next year, the whole historical line with labels of people like Hitler and Mussolini will disappear.”

If Lunardelli goes through with his promise, it would bring to an end a three-decade line of Nazi-themed business for his family’s company — and to waves of criticism, including from Jewish groups, that have accompanied it.

Vini Lunardelli, located in Friuli Venezia Giulia, in northeastern Italy, first introduced the series featuring dictators and fascist figures such as Francisco Franco and Josef Stalin in 1995. The company’s site currently boasts over 37 different labels, featuring dozens of Nazi-glorying slogans such as “Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer!” (“One People, One Empire, One Ruler”); “Sieg Heil” (“Hail Victory”)” and “Der Prosecco Vom Führer” (“The Führer’s Prosecco”). Another series features symbols and words associated with Benito Mussolini and his fascist government in Italy.

The wines have long generated outrage as well as official censure. In 1997, the German government lodged several complaints, and 10 years later Italian police seized bottles from the business in an effort to “minimize fascism’s propaganda.” But a month later, an Italian judge determined they were legal to sell.

Read the full story at Times of Israel

Subscribe to start receiving FREE TORCH magazines from CUFI UK

Related Articles:

Smoke and mirrors continue to turn blame onto Israel

In this article:What really happened with the Hamas 'deal' and why the media misled peopleWhy conflating the closure of the Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossings paints incorrect picture...

Biden’s wavering shows why we should only trust God’s Word on Israel

This week we are reminded why we should not put our faith in the words of men, but instead put our full trust in the authority of God's Word. Man's word may let you down, but God's Word...

Lord Cameron is WRONG – The IRGC should be banned

The UK government is once again showing itself to be weak against Israel's enemies, particularly Iran. Despite British fighter pilots risking their lives to thwart an Iranian attack against Israel...

Tarpaulin over London’s Holocaust memorial: ‘Antisemitism should never be covered up’

Covering a Holocaust memorial in Hyde Park typifies everything wrong with post-October 7th BritainSince 7th October, anti-Israel protesters have flooded the streets of London almost...

Ivy League schools allowing Hamas support to fester

The absolutely horrific situation that we are seeing on college campuses in America is an eye opening moment for all of us. This is hatred of Jews being manifested in grotesque ways by...

Become a member of CUFI and receive these mini-books and exclusive lapel-pin