Grapevine: May 21, 1990

BUT LOOK WHAT THE IRS PAYS FOR. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has cracked its regulatory whip at a descendant of the Marquis de Sade, an exporter of French champagne. The issue was not unfit bubbly but the bottle's label: a drawing of a nude woman with a chain across her outstretched arms. A new label shows the woman gowned, holding flowers.


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