Wine showing Hitler on the bottle in Italy
Ken’s Korner / October 2012
News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles
By Ken Hall
Wine collectors will be startled to learn it’s possible to buy wine with images of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on the bottle in the Italian town of Garda. Word of the bottles made their way back to the U.S. from American tourists in northern Italy, who were stunned by the bottles. One shows Hitler giving the Nazi salute. Another is labeled Mein Kampf. And another is labeled Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer (“One people, one empire, one Fuhrer”). Italian authorities were looking into the matter, to see if the wine violates any laws.