Archive for August, 2009

Wine pornography in Alabama

August 4, 2009


written by Michael Oudyn

Well, what do you see in this image?  For the people at Cycles Gladiator Wines this little-known 19th-century Parisian print “symbolizes a celebration of the freedom and happiness that pervaded Europe…in the belle époque”.  For the Alabama Beverage Board, on the other hand, it depicts “a person posed in an immoral or sensuous manner” which makes it unfit to grace a wine label.  Cycles Gladiator Wines put it on the label of its Cabernet Sauvignon, the government of Alabama decreed the label pornographic and banned it (more…)