The sale of Cycles Gladiator wine in Alabama has been forbidden by the ABC Board all because the wine's label features a nude nymph. According to the board attorney, the label violates Alabama rules against displaying "a person in an immoral or sensuous manner."
Not to be outdone, Hahn Family Wines is capitalizing on the goings on in Alabama and developing an entire advertising campaign based on "Banned in Bama." According to a Hahn spokesman, hits on their website have increased tenfold, and people from all over the country are calling to find out where they can buy Cycles Gladiator wine.
Meanwhile back in Bama, I guess folks with the ABC Board have never left their hidey hole in Montgomery and traveled north to Birmingham. Otherwise, they would surely have had something to say about the statue of Vulcan, which sits atop Red Mountain and has been "mooning" neighboring Homewood since the 1930's.