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.


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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