By way of Tyler Colman (aka Dr. Vino), here's a fascinating rundown of cool wine labels & packaging on Thecoolist*. Worth clicking through, even if you're not wildly interested in such things—some of the bottles are truly inspired.

Contrast that, meanwhile, to the Alabama Beverage Control Board's completely bizarre decision to ban Cycles Gladiator wines because the nude nymph featured on the label is "posed in an immoral or sensuous manner." The image is from a French bicycle advertisement from 1895. That's right, 1895. Here's a link to the image. Gee, shocking, isn't it?