History Main / AGlassOfChianti

14th Apr '17 6:39:35 PM Andyroid
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* ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'': Strong Bad is seen swirling a glass of wine during one part of [=SBEmail=] #125, "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE125RockOpera rock opera]]".



* Discord from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' does this with a glass of chocolate milk while sitting on his throne after turning Ponyville into "the chaos capital of the world". While not wine, his mannerisms give it the same effect. Of course, since Discord's a nonsense-loving RealityWarper, he drinks the ''glass'' instead of the milk, which gets thrown away and [[MadeOfExplodium explodes]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "The Return of Harmony, Part 2", Discord from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' does this with a glass of chocolate milk while sitting on his throne after turning Ponyville into "the chaos capital of the world". While not wine, his mannerisms give it the same effect. Of course, since Discord's a nonsense-loving RealityWarper, he drinks the ''glass'' instead of the milk, which gets thrown away and [[MadeOfExplodium explodes]].
6th Apr '17 3:24:35 PM Madrugada
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In some parts of the world (Australia, for example, and rural France and Italy), any class connotations come from which wine it is, not the bare fact that it's wine. Also, if a Chianti is a villain's wine of choice, that can be an clue that they are not really as classy as they claim or that they really know little about wine; Chianti is a pleasant but modest table-wine, but it's not generally regarded as particularly sophisticated or elegant.

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In some parts of the world (Australia, for example, and rural France and Italy), world, any class connotations come from which wine it is, not the bare fact that it's wine. Also, if a Chianti is a villain's wine of choice, that can be an clue that they are not really as classy as they claim or that they really know little about wine; Chianti is a pleasant but modest table-wine, but it's not generally regarded as particularly sophisticated or elegant.
6th Apr '17 3:23:19 PM Madrugada
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In some parts of the world (Australia, for example, and rural France and Italy), wine is cheap and has no class connotations. Also, the fact that a Chianti is chosen can be an important clue of a villain either not really as classy as they claim if they are in disguise, or that they really know little about wine; Chianti is not considered a high-class wine anywhere.

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In some parts of the world (Australia, for example, and rural France and Italy), wine is cheap and has no any class connotations. Also, connotations come from which wine it is, not the bare fact that it's wine. Also, if a Chianti is chosen a villain's wine of choice, that can be an important clue of a villain either that they are not really as classy as they claim if they are in disguise, or that they really know little about wine; Chianti is a pleasant but modest table-wine, but it's not considered a high-class wine anywhere.
generally regarded as particularly sophisticated or elegant.
26th Feb '17 8:14:52 PM KrspaceT
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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has Lysandre pull this trope off during a party during the Holiday Special.
6th Feb '17 4:42:27 AM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Prince Vladimir is often seen with a glass of red wine in his hand, sipping slowly and discussing its qualities. Only for a certain special occasion, he switches to champagne and uses the opportunity to educate Myra on the history of champagne and how itís related to the period of Enlightment.
24th Jan '17 3:54:19 AM OlmoJV
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* In ''Fanfic/OldWest'', the BigBad [[ManOfWealthAndTaste Dufayel]] is shown indulging in a glass of brandy several times.

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* In ''Fanfic/OldWest'', the BigBad [[ManOfWealthAndTaste Dufayel]] is shown indulging in a glass of brandy several times. He actually borders on TheAlcoholic due to his drinking so many glasses being his way to cope with his obscure anxiety over the stalemate he has with the heroes for the majority of the story.
22nd Jan '17 7:51:22 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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Note that red is seen as a lot more sinister than white wine, due to its {{Color Cod|edForYourConvenience}}ing and general connotations with blood. When a vampire (usually richer and more refined, not one of the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent biker vamps)]] drinks red blood from a wine-glass, it invokes much the same imagery, and it's possible that villains drink red wine specifically to invoke the vampiric example.

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Note that red is seen as a lot more sinister than white wine, due to its {{Color Cod|edForYourConvenience}}ing and general connotations with blood. When a vampire (usually richer [[VampiresAreRich richer]] and more refined, not one of the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent biker vamps)]] drinks red blood from a wine-glass, it invokes much the same imagery, and it's possible that villains drink red wine specifically to invoke the vampiric example.
17th Dec '16 5:23:52 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* As ''Story Time With Adam Cole'' became more and more over the top, we finally got to him sipping out of cup on ''[[Wrestling/RingOfHonor Road To Final Battle]]'', and yes, sitting on a throne(he was the original Kingdom's centerpiece after all).[[/folder]]
8th Dec '16 6:12:00 PM Kalaong
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->''"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans, and a nice Chianti."''

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->''"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans, and a nice Chianti."''"''[[note]]In the original book it was "a big Amarone."[[/note]]



* In ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', Hannibal Lecter famously announces, "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti," before making a hideous slurping sound. [[note]]The choice of Chianti here suggests a minor bit of fridge horror: Lecter paired a mundane but enjoyable wine with a mundane but enjoyable meal.[[/note]]

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* In ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', Hannibal Lecter famously announces, "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti," before making a hideous slurping sound. [[note]]The choice of Chianti here suggests a minor bit of fridge horror: Lecter paired a mundane but enjoyable wine with a mundane but enjoyable meal. Though in the original book, he had "a big Amarone", which is what is actually recommended to accompany liver.[[/note]]
20th Oct '16 8:16:57 AM WaxingName
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* Dio Brando from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' often has a glass of wine while reading in part III; by then, he's pretty much just flaunting his level of sophistry.

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* Dio Brando from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' often has a glass of wine while reading in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders part III; III]]; by then, he's pretty much just flaunting his level of sophistry.
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