Nude Wine Label Scandalizes Alabama

Cycles Gladiator wine may have been a little too full-bodied for Alabama. The state has banned the sale of the wine because it shows a naked nymph on its label, and their liquor regulations prohibit the display of “a person posed in an immoral or sensuous manner” on alcohol packaging. But it’s a big blow for Cycles Gladiator, which says that the nude nymph design was inspired by a Parisian bicycle ad from the late 19th century. “The mythological image of the nymph riding her winged bicycle captures the grace and uninhibited beauty of our hillside vineyards,” the winery’s website reads.