Pisco quake thank you turns sour

By Dan Collyns
BBC News, Lima



The bottles were labelled with the magnitude of the quake

A Peruvian initiative to thank countries and international agencies for aid it received in last week's devastating earthquake has turned sour.
One thousand specially produced bottles of Peru's famous alcoholic drink, Pisco, have had to be withdrawn amid claims of bad taste.
The bottles were labelled "Pisco 7.9", the magnitude of the earthquake which killed about 500 people. The city of Pisco, which bears the name of the drink, was especially hard hit. But adding to the label the numbers 7.9 - the magnitude of the earthquake according to Peru's Geophysical Institute - has left a nasty aftertaste.



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