Back in the early 1970s, Clos du Val's label was banned in Oregon because the classical image of "the Three Graces" were -- as always -- topless, as with many classical Greek statues.
Then, in the mid-1970s, Kenwood's label for their 1975 Artist Series Cabernet was banned because it depicted a nude reclined in the vineyard -- only to be replaced by the artist with a skeleton, which was also banned . . . so the artist (David Lance Goines) left the vineyard empty.
And then, in the 1980s, there was the controversy re: Marquis de Sade Champagne (no joke!), which featured women chained together wrist-to-wrist around the neck label. That, too, was banned. (Can't find an image of the original label; the replacement is quite tame.)
Then there are these . . . (Gladiator was banned in Alabama).
Was banned in Oregon
Original -- banned by the ATF
Skeleton replacement -- also banned by the ATF
The commercially released version.
A blend of POtugieser and doRNFELDER
banned in Alabama
Lily Verlaine was a classical ballet dancer, burlesque artist, and choreographer from San Francisco.
"750ml will never be enough"
Are these offensive? pornographic? tasteless? Or are they campy, silly, and funny?
Or . . . is it "all of the above"?