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21st Jul '17 8:11:50 AM lakingsif
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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.

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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.
food. Also to LuxuriousLiquor, where expensive alcohol is used as shorthand for free wealth.
11th Jun '17 12:30:21 PM Pichu-kun
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* The manga ''Manga/KamiNoShizuku (The Drops Of God)'' revolves around the wine community. One story arc features a pair of brothers with [[SlobsVersusSnobs dueling wine stores]], one fully embraces this trope and stocks mainly high class French wines, while the other mainly looks for bargain-price every day wines.
** The manga is pretty much singlehandedly responsible for creating a renewed surge of interest in wine in Japan. Thanks to the miracle of internet wine ordering, thousands of Japanese people are treated to a charismatic character's opinion of a specific wine and can then go and order those very wines and taste them for themselves. [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/22/french-winemaker-vintage-manga-cartoon Some winemakers found their orders from Japan doubling or even tripling.]]

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* The manga ''Manga/KamiNoShizuku (The Drops Of God)'' revolves around the wine community. One story arc features a pair of brothers with [[SlobsVersusSnobs dueling wine stores]], one fully embraces this trope and stocks mainly high class French wines, while the other mainly looks for bargain-price every day wines.
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wines. The manga is pretty much singlehandedly responsible for creating a renewed surge of interest in wine in Japan. Thanks to the miracle of internet wine ordering, thousands of Japanese people are treated to a charismatic character's opinion of a specific wine and can then go and order those very wines and taste them for themselves. [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/22/french-winemaker-vintage-manga-cartoon Some winemakers found their orders from Japan doubling or even tripling.]]



* ''OnePiece'': Dracule Mihawk, the world's greatest swordsman, when not out slaughtering pirates, can be seen relaxing at his mansion with a book and [[AGlassOfChianti a nice glass of red wine]].

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* ''OnePiece'': ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Dracule Mihawk, the world's greatest swordsman, when not out slaughtering pirates, can be seen relaxing at his mansion with a book and [[AGlassOfChianti a nice glass of red wine]].



* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': A number of episodes, movies, and {{Original Video Animation}}s have significant plot points concerning the tasting of fine wines.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': A number of episodes, movies, and {{Original Video Animation}}s have significant plot points concerning the tasting of fine wines.wines:



* The ever classy BigBad and BadBoss Frieza from ''DragonBallZ'' often had a glass of wine with him in flashbacks.

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* The ever classy BigBad and BadBoss Frieza from ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' often had a glass of wine with him in flashbacks.






* In ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', not only that the members of the Inner Party (the political elite of the totalitarian state) are assigned much better dwellings, clothes, food, coffee, chocolate and tobacco than the members of the Outer Party (i.e. the mere {{White Collar Worker}}s), but also while the members of the Outer Party drink gin (and the blue-collar ''proles'' drink beer!), the members of the Inner Party drink... wine, what else?!
** When two Outer Party members are invited to share some wine with an Inner Party member, the narration notes that they don't enjoy it much, mainly because they can barely taste it after the stronger drink they're normally accustomed to.

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* In ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', not only that the members of the Inner Party (the political elite of the totalitarian state) are assigned much better dwellings, clothes, food, coffee, chocolate and tobacco than the members of the Outer Party (i.e. the mere {{White Collar Worker}}s), but also while the members of the Outer Party drink gin (and the blue-collar ''proles'' drink beer!), the members of the Inner Party drink... wine, what else?!
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else?! When two Outer Party members are invited to share some wine with an Inner Party member, the narration notes that they don't enjoy it much, mainly because they can barely taste it after the stronger drink they're normally accustomed to.



* With the exception of his favorite gift (bouillabaisse), the best presents to offer potential LoveInterest Klaus in ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'' are fruit wines from your personal winery. Not coincidentally, Klaus is the game's resident GentlemanAndAScholar.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
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With the exception of his favorite gift (bouillabaisse), the best presents to offer potential LoveInterest Klaus in ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'' are fruit wines from your personal winery. Not coincidentally, Klaus is the game's resident GentlemanAndAScholar.GentlemanAndAScholar.
** This is mostly averted in ''Harvest Moon''. Wine is a cheap beverage that the local bars usually serve. Beer and other alcoholic beverages are available in some games, but most characters prefer wine. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'''s HardDrinkingPartyGirl Karen's favorite drink is wine, as her dad owns a vineyard.
29th Mar '17 2:38:14 PM wrestlingdog909
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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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14th Mar '17 3:04:09 AM tigerstar
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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.]]
5th Feb '17 2:24:55 PM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Prince Vladimir often has a glass of red wine in his hand. He also talks about it and analyses itís properties.
11th Jan '17 7:42:45 PM nombretomado
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* Oenophile[[note]]"wine lover"[[/note]] ''LordPeterWimsey'', who takes this UpToEleven. References come up periodically, such as his asking Harriet Vane to wear a wine-coloured dress and specifying the shade by specifying a vintage in ''Have His Carcase''. It's a major plot point in the short story "The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste", in which Wimsey goes undercover as Death Bredon and has his palate tested at a blind tasting; he has to name the producer and vintage (year of production) for a series of wines, some of them quite obscure.

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* Oenophile[[note]]"wine lover"[[/note]] ''LordPeterWimsey'', ''Literature/LordPeterWimsey'', who takes this UpToEleven. References come up periodically, such as his asking Harriet Vane to wear a wine-coloured dress and specifying the shade by specifying a vintage in ''Have His Carcase''. It's a major plot point in the short story "The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste", in which Wimsey goes undercover as Death Bredon and has his palate tested at a blind tasting; he has to name the producer and vintage (year of production) for a series of wines, some of them quite obscure.
25th Nov '16 8:24:59 AM Prfnoff
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* Subverted in the song "Cabaret" in the musical ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'' where wine drinking is associated with wild partying.
-->Beer for the left, beer for the right,\\
fill up the Reichstag with wine!\\
If they'd all start drinking, then they'd all stop thinking,\\
and all of this shit would be fine!

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* Subverted in the song "Cabaret" in the musical ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'' where wine drinking is associated with wild partying.
-->Beer for the left, beer for the right,\\
fill up the Reichstag with wine!\\
If they'd all start drinking, then they'd all stop thinking,\\
and all of this shit would be fine!
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19th Nov '16 10:53:32 AM Scorntex
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** Another episode has him recounting his lowest point, when he wandered into a wine bar, and came close to becoming middle class.
12th Jun '16 2:07:56 PM WillKeaton
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** The manga is pretty much singlehandedly responsible for creating a renewed surge of interest in wine in Japan. Thanks to the miracle of internet wine ordering, thousands of Japanese people are treated to a charismatic character's opinion of a specific wine and can then go and order those very wines and taste them for themselves. [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/22/french-winemaker-vintage-manga-cartoon Some winemakers found their orders from Japan doubling or even tripling]].

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** The manga is pretty much singlehandedly responsible for creating a renewed surge of interest in wine in Japan. Thanks to the miracle of internet wine ordering, thousands of Japanese people are treated to a charismatic character's opinion of a specific wine and can then go and order those very wines and taste them for themselves. [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/22/french-winemaker-vintage-manga-cartoon Some winemakers found their orders from Japan doubling or even tripling]].tripling.]]
6th Jun '16 5:21:27 PM lavendermintrose
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** All the members of the Black Organization have codenames relating to (and are often seen drinking) specific kinds of alcohol.

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** All * In ''Anime/{{K}}'', the members First and Silver King, Adolf K. Weismann, has a glass of wine in his hand in the Black Organization have codenames relating flashback in the beginning of episode 12, which goes with his sophisticated attire and surroundings to (and are often seen drinking) specific kinds of alcohol.produce this effect.
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