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Of all the alcoholic beverages we see consumed on the show - from CJ and Josh cracking a beer, to Toby going out for a Scotch, cracking champagne to celebrate, or the President drinking vodka with his wife - we never see them drinking a Chardonnay, and the Cabernet Savignon never makes an appearance.

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In other parts of the world, Australia and Europe, these are staple beverages.

Was this a deliberate choice not to seem too upper crust?

My question is: Why don't they drink wine on the West Wing?

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They Do

There are several occasions when wine is seen being imbibed or it is referred to. You just have to look for it.

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This scene has champagne as well as other beverages being consumed.

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Also, when it comes to wine for the most part, wine requires more care than beer and whiskey. Beer just needs a fridge, whiskey can sit on top of a table, and wine normally needs to be chilled, decantered, etc. so the 'upper crust' just wouldn't have had it as easily accessible in the White House.

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