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Erotic (?) wine labels?

zin1953 | Mar 3, 201510:53 AM

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).

1972 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon

Was banned in Oregon

1975 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Original -- banned by the ATF

1975 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Skeleton replacement -- also banned by the ATF

1975 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon

The commercially released version.


A blend of POtugieser and doRNFELDER

2004 Gladiator Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

banned in Alabama

2012 The Mortal Vintner Viognier

Lily Verlaine was a classical ballet dancer, burlesque artist, and choreographer from San Francisco.

2006 Quickie! Nebbiolo & Shiraz, South Australia

"750ml will never be enough"

Are these offensive? pornographic? tasteless? Or are they campy, silly, and funny?

Or . . . is it "all of the above"?

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