So Augusto Pinochet is to get his own brand of wine. It’s all thanks to his enterprising eldest son, Augusto jnr, who has trademarked his father’s name and is even hoping to extend it to credit cards and make-up products.
Clearly, what the former Chilean dictator doesn’t know about lip-liner isn’t worth knowing, but it could be hard trying to keep the wine down.
If only a few more of our best-loved dictators had equally resourceful offspring. Hitler Holiday Camps, Mussolini Mugs, Franco Fudge and Milosevic Teddy Bears could go down in history.