Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Peter Lehmann Semillion Barossa Valley 2006
The label is very interesting. It was drawn by Anelia Pavlova, who has also drawn pictures for other wine labels. Her original drawing of the Queen of Clubs, which is shown here, was banned in the US by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire Arms because the Queen's nipples were showing. They required her chest to be covered prior to approving the label and selling the wine in the US. I purchased my bottle in Europe and they are still uncovered. It is ok to show people being blown away on TV and in computer games but a little nudity is no-no. Maybe it is time to for the US to re-evaluate its thinking.