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4th May '18 8:48:27 PM Taxima
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* In two ''VideoGame/Persona5'' fanfics written by the same author, ''Fanfic/TheEvilQueen'' and ''Fanfic/TheAFRUniverse'', Igor can be seeing sipping either red or white wine depending on his mood. What's notable is that he drinks his wine from [[spoiler:the Holy Grail that had once been his enemy Yaldobaoth.]]
20th Apr '18 4:30:40 PM cg12345
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* Klingons are rather fond of ''blood''wine. It's never actually revealed whether it actually has blood, and if it does, what it is the blood of--if it's made from blood (rather than, say, being made of something like blood or a mixture of blood and something else), the blood would have to be weird, since alcohol requires something that contained sugar, and there's no other way that the "young, sweet" bloodwine Worf prefers (which Federation replicators apparently can't do properly; thus his [[DrinkOrder famous preference for prune juice]]) would be possible. On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', it is shown that bloodwine even has vintages, with General Martok being fond of 2309.

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* Klingons ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** [[ProudWarriorRace Klingons]]
are rather fond of ''blood''wine. It's never actually revealed whether it actually has blood, and if it does, what it is the blood of--if it's made from blood (rather than, say, being made of something like blood or a mixture of blood and something else), the blood would have to be weird, since alcohol requires something that contained sugar, and there's no other way that the "young, sweet" bloodwine Worf prefers (which Federation replicators apparently can't do properly; thus his [[DrinkOrder famous preference for prune juice]]) would be possible. On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', it is shown that bloodwine even has vintages, with General Martok being fond of 2309.2309.
** On ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', the [[OfficerAndAGentleman ever-classy]] Captain Picard comes from a family of winemakers and breaks out a bottle of his family's good stuff when he wants to impress a visiting alien dignitary.
14th Apr '18 11:32:33 PM jamespolk
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* The ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "Any Old Port in a Storm" stars Creator/DonaldPleasence as wine connoisseur Adrian Carsini, who is driven to murder when his playboy half-brother Ric threatens to sell off the family vineyard to a cheap wine-maker. He attempts to keep Columbo off his trail by teaching the detective how to appreciate a fine wine. [[spoiler:Adrian's sensitive palate proves to be his undoing: Columbo traps him by serving him a bottle from his own cellar, which he had inadvertently destroyed when he concealed Ric's body down there and turned off the air conditioning, not counting on there being an unseasonably warm day while he was away establishing an alibi.]]

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* The ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "Any "[[Recap/ColumboS03E02 Any Old Port in a Storm" Storm]]" stars Creator/DonaldPleasence as wine connoisseur Adrian Carsini, who is driven to murder when his playboy half-brother Ric threatens to sell off the family vineyard to a cheap wine-maker. He attempts to keep Columbo off his trail by teaching the detective how to appreciate a fine wine. [[spoiler:Adrian's sensitive palate proves to be his undoing: Columbo traps him by serving him a bottle from his own cellar, which he had inadvertently destroyed when he concealed Ric's body down there and turned off the air conditioning, not counting on there being an unseasonably warm day while he was away establishing an alibi.]]
13th Mar '18 5:59:50 PM DoctorDetective
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** Also played with by Lord Vetinari, who normally drinks water, except in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' where he gets drunk on beer with the footballers. He's mentioned in the same book to ''not'' drink wine, and Glenda asks "Do you mean he does not ''drink'' wine, or he [[Literature/Dracula does not drink...''wine'']]?" Also in that book, Glenda comments that she thought only "nobby people" drank champagne, and Pepe corrects her "No. Just people with money, love. Sometimes it's the same thing."

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** Also played with by Lord Vetinari, who normally drinks water, except in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' where he gets drunk on beer with the footballers. He's mentioned in the same book to ''not'' drink wine, and Glenda asks "Do you mean he does not ''drink'' wine, or he [[Literature/Dracula [[Literature/{{Dracula}} does not drink...''wine'']]?" Also in that book, Glenda comments that she thought only "nobby people" drank champagne, and Pepe corrects her "No. Just people with money, love. Sometimes it's the same thing."
13th Mar '18 5:59:13 PM DoctorDetective
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** Also played with by Lord Vetinari, who normally drinks water, except in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' where he gets drunk on beer with the footballers. He's mentioned in the same book to ''not'' drink wine, and Glenda asks "Do you mean he does not ''drink'' wine, or he [[ShoutOut does not drink...''wine'']]?" Also in that book, Glenda comments that she thought only "nobby people" drank champagne, and Pepe corrects her "No. Just people with money, love. Sometimes it's the same thing."

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** Also played with by Lord Vetinari, who normally drinks water, except in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' where he gets drunk on beer with the footballers. He's mentioned in the same book to ''not'' drink wine, and Glenda asks "Do you mean he does not ''drink'' wine, or he [[ShoutOut [[Literature/Dracula does not drink...''wine'']]?" Also in that book, Glenda comments that she thought only "nobby people" drank champagne, and Pepe corrects her "No. Just people with money, love. Sometimes it's the same thing."
24th Dec '17 4:46:22 AM SpaceDrake
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This trope can also be {{inver|sion}}ted by "bum wines", which are the wine counterpart to ATankardOfMooseUrine. But these are much rarer in fiction.

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This trope can also be {{inver|sion}}ted by "bum wines", which are the wine counterpart to ATankardOfMooseUrine. But ATankardOfMooseUrine, but these are much rarer in fiction.
fiction (despite their ubiquity on store shelves the world over).
24th Oct '17 12:59:25 PM WillKeaton
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* In Theatre/TheHistoryBoys' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4161252 take my hand, take my whole life too]], Posner and Scripps briefly pretend to date. When they decide to figure out a story for how they started dating, Scripps suggested that he probably ordered wine because he wanted to impress Posner even though he hates it, and that Posner would have seen through it and made him order a lager instead.

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* In Theatre/TheHistoryBoys' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4161252 take "take my hand, take my whole life too]], too,"]] Posner and Scripps briefly pretend to date. When they decide to figure out a story for how they started dating, Scripps suggested that he probably ordered wine because he wanted to impress Posner even though he hates it, and that Posner would have seen through it and made him order a lager instead.
18th Oct '17 11:18:07 AM xcountryguy
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* The ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "Any Old Port in a Storm" stars Creator/DonaldPleasence as wine connoisseur Adrian Carsini, who is driven to murder when his playboy half-brother Ric threatens to sell off the family vineyard to a cheap wine-maker. He attempts to keep Columbo off his trail by teaching the detective how to appreciate a fine wine. [[spoiler: Adrian's sensitive palate proves to be his undoing: Columbo traps him by serving him a bottle from his own cellar, which he had inadvertently destroyed when he concealed Ric's body down there and turned off the air conditioning, not counting on there being an unseasonably warm day while he was away establishing an alibi.]]

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* The ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "Any Old Port in a Storm" stars Creator/DonaldPleasence as wine connoisseur Adrian Carsini, who is driven to murder when his playboy half-brother Ric threatens to sell off the family vineyard to a cheap wine-maker. He attempts to keep Columbo off his trail by teaching the detective how to appreciate a fine wine. [[spoiler: Adrian's [[spoiler:Adrian's sensitive palate proves to be his undoing: Columbo traps him by serving him a bottle from his own cellar, which he had inadvertently destroyed when he concealed Ric's body down there and turned off the air conditioning, not counting on there being an unseasonably warm day while he was away establishing an alibi.]]
23rd Aug '17 9:30:25 AM nitrokitty
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* '''[[Recap/LupinIIIS2E12 "The Sleight Before Christmas"]]''', a Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket episode, features a centuries-old bottle of wine, which is a gift from France to the President of the United States. Lupin declares the president too low-brow to appreciate the wine and replaced it with cheap wine. The joke's on Lupin, though, because the real wine wasn't preserved well, and had become vinegar!

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* '''[[Recap/LupinIIIS2E12 ''[[Recap/LupinIIIS2E12 "The Sleight Before Christmas"]]''', Christmas"]]'', a Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket episode, features a centuries-old bottle of wine, which is a gift from France to the President of the United States. Lupin declares the president too low-brow to appreciate the wine and replaced it with cheap wine. The joke's on Lupin, though, because the real wine wasn't preserved well, and had become vinegar!
21st Aug '17 9:48:34 PM Uyyy
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Whenever a character is shown drinking wine, it's usually a good sign that person is high class or sophisticated, especially if the wine comes from their special private stock. The connotations of this can vary depending on the person. For protagonists, wine knowledge can show that the character is an OfficerAndAGentleman or a GentlemanAndAScholar, and serves to make the character look more worldly and refined. For villains, wine features prominently in introducing a ManOfWealthAndTaste, often sporting AGlassOfChianti. Either way, wine drinkers will almost always be {{Blue Blood}}s or obsessive snobs who take it [[SeriousBusiness way too seriously]]. They'll consider it a ''blasphemy'' to drink white wine with beef or red wine with fish, pork, or poultry (a "true" wine connoisseur knows its the other way around). Expect to hear SommelierSpeak.

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Whenever a character is shown drinking wine, it's usually a good sign that person is high class or sophisticated, sophisticated (or trying to come off as such), especially if the wine comes from their special private stock. The connotations of this can vary depending on the person. For protagonists, wine knowledge can show that the character is an OfficerAndAGentleman or a GentlemanAndAScholar, and serves to make the character look more worldly and refined. For villains, wine features prominently in introducing a ManOfWealthAndTaste, often sporting AGlassOfChianti. Either way, wine drinkers will almost always be {{Blue Blood}}s or obsessive snobs who take it [[SeriousBusiness way too seriously]]. They'll consider it a ''blasphemy'' to drink white wine with beef or red wine with fish, pork, or poultry (a "true" wine connoisseur knows its the other way around). Expect to hear SommelierSpeak.
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