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6th Feb '16 2:41:46 PM jormis29
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* On ''WhiteCollar'', forger, art thief, and all-around ConMan Neal Caffrey loves wine, as does his millionaire hostess. Working stiff FBI agent Peter Burke is a beer man. This comes to a head in an episode when Peter needs to pose as a wealthy wine connoisseur and Neal, horrified that they'll be exposed, tries to step in. Peter rallies, MagnificentBastard style, and completely snows everyone.
* ''{{Frasier}}'' does this. He and Niles even were part of a wine club.

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* On ''WhiteCollar'', ''Series/WhiteCollar'', forger, art thief, and all-around ConMan Neal Caffrey loves wine, as does his millionaire hostess. Working stiff FBI agent Peter Burke is a beer man. This comes to a head in an episode when Peter needs to pose as a wealthy wine connoisseur and Neal, horrified that they'll be exposed, tries to step in. Peter rallies, MagnificentBastard style, and completely snows everyone.
* ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' does this. He and Niles even were part of a wine club.
24th Jan '16 12:08:38 PM molotov
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A SisterTrope to AGlassOfChianti, wherein a villainous character is putting on airs of being classy, either as part of their persona, or for a disguise, by drinking wine. How well this works depends on what they're having, what food accompanies it, and how well other characters know wine and food.
19th Jan '16 3:02:47 AM Adept
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* In ''MirumoDePon'', Murumo is occasionally seen ruminating in a [[{{Lilliputians}} tiny]] armchair with a wine glass full of juice.

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* In ''MirumoDePon'', ''Manga/MirumoDePon'', Murumo is occasionally seen ruminating in a [[{{Lilliputians}} tiny]] armchair with a wine glass full of juice.
21st Dec '15 3:23:19 AM LadyJaneGrey
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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]]. 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, 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.
SommelierSpeak.
11th Dec '15 9:09:21 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'''s Queen Cordelia is often seen with a glass of wine in hand, per standard villain procedure. (Or rather, "juice for grown-ups", as her character card says.)
2nd Dec '15 9:26:58 AM intastiel
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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'' when an [[TheDandy effete]] viscount visits a run-down BadGuyBar: he asks for the wine list, weathers a long BeatPanel, and orders a rum and coke instead.
28th Nov '15 12:19:51 PM zarpaulus
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* In one short story of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' a servant of Dionysus cites the rise of this trope as a reason why she chose to enchant a batch of [=MacAnally's=] beer instead of wine.
28th Oct '15 2:14:04 PM nitrokitty
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Wine has yet to gain the same degree of popularity as beer and sake in the East, but red wine is becoming increasingly popular among the middle class in China due to this trope. China is the fifth largest wine-producing country in the world[[note]]After Italy, France, Spain, and the United States[[/note]], though nearly all of it is produced for domestic consumption, and so has yet to gain the same sort of international reputation as major producers like France and Italy. That said, Chinese wine-drinkers have some... odd... ideas about [[http://www.bbc.com/news/business-13284481 what to do with their wine.]]

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Wine has yet to gain the same degree of popularity as beer and sake in the East, but red wine is becoming increasingly popular among the middle class in China due to this trope. China is one of the fifth top ten largest wine-producing country wine producing countries in the world[[note]]After Italy, France, Spain, and the United States[[/note]], world, though nearly all of it is produced for domestic consumption, and so has yet to gain the same sort of international reputation as major producers like France and Italy. That said, Chinese wine-drinkers have some... odd... ideas about [[http://www.bbc.com/news/business-13284481 what to do with their wine.]]
16th Oct '15 3:43:22 PM nighttrainfm
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** It's called wine in [[Anime/YuGiOhTheMovie the movie]], however. Specifically, he drinks wine spritzers.

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** It's called wine in [[Anime/YuGiOhTheMovie [[Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight the movie]], however. Specifically, he drinks wine spritzers.
18th Aug '15 9:44:48 AM Demotivator
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sidekicks}}'' Darkslug drinks expensive, classy-sounding wines it all the time. We later learn [[spoiler:it was to [[PowerLimiter constantly keep his power levels down]]]].
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