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Alabama Taliban Ban “Porn” Wine Label

July 27, 2009 – 11:54 am

Alabama Beverage Control Board saw fit this week to ban a wine product from restaurants and retail establishments becuase it believes the label on the bottle to be pornographic. 

The offending label is pictured here at great risk to myself for displaying such “filth” on my website.  ;-)

Bill Leigon, President of Hahn Family Wines which produces Cycles Gladiator Wine had a different view point saying that the label “bears a replica of an antique French poster created in 1895 to advertise bicycles. It features an artistic rendition of a nude woman flying alongside a bicycle across a star-filled night sky.”

“To say that this wine label is pornographic is ridiculous,” Leigon said, “It’s a classic piece of art from the late 1800s and originals are sold for as much as $50,000.” The winery has decided to pull the brand from Alabama rather than revise the label. “It’s not a pornographic label, we are not going to change it, we are going to withdraw from the state and it’s a shame that the citizens of Alabama are going to lose the opportunity to enjoy our delicious wines.”

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