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|Made by:||Humans, Wine Lords|
|Used by:||Humans, the Doctor|
|First seen in:||The Romans|
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Wine was an alcoholic beverage made from pressed fruit, usually some form of grape. While commonly found on Earth, many alien civilisations made their own wines. The Wine Lords were famed throughout the Galaxy for their wines. However, society collapsed when they were convicted of mislabelling wine. (PROSE: The Crystal Bucephalus)
Wine was often consumed with a meal, though it could be drunk without food as well. Wine was sometimes drunk for medicinal purposes. After looting a manor's cellar, Richard Mace claimed to Adric that wine tasted like "nectar". (TV: The Visitation)
Types of wine Edit
Fortified wines, like sherry and vermouth were wines with an added distilled beverage. Champagne, sometimes known as "sparkling wine" was a wine with carbon dioxide in it, making it bubbly. It was often used for a celebration such as Christmas or to celebrate the end of a particular event.
Alien wines Edit
Slipping drugs in wine Edit
In 64 Rome, Vicki Pallister attempted to kill Nero by swapping the poisoned wine goblet intended for Barbara Wright with Nero's goblet. The First Doctor stopped Nero from drinking before it was too late. Nero tested the Doctor's claims by giving the drink to Tigilinus, who died after drinking from the poisoned goblet. (TV: "Conspiracy")
River Song put micro-explosives in a Dorium Maldovar's glass of wine, which he drank. She did this to convince Maldovar to accept a Callisto Pulse as trade for the vortex manipulator she required. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)
Drunkenness from wine Edit
The Eighth Doctor tricked Vengorr into believing that he had contracted "the World Cup Fever" and told him that drinking wine was the only cure. Vengorr became so drunk he could not function and had to return to his homeworld, ostensibly to cure the fever. While Vengorr and Thon were drunkenly fighting, the Doctor was able to reprogram the transdimensional portal and send them to one of the moons of Mordelius Prime. (AUDIO: Living Legend)
Wine storage Edit
Wine and other alcoholic beverages were often kept in special cellars created for the sole purpose of storing wine, called wine cellars. The Third Doctor noted that Sir Reginald Styles' cellar at Auderly House was "impeccable". The Seventh Doctor kept a fully stocked cellar at his house; Smithwood Manor where he had wines from every conceivable century on Earth as well as alien wines. (TV: The Visitation, Day of the Daleks; PROSE: Decalog 2: Lost Property)
The Doctor Edit
Several incarnations of the Doctor enjoyed drinking wine, with the third incarnation of the Doctor in particular enjoying a glass or two of red wine while guarding Auderly House, saying to Jo; "That's a most good-humoured wine. A touch sardonic, perhaps, but not cynical. A most civilised wine, one after my own heart." (TV: Day of the Daleks) The Fourth Doctor described 1979 as more of a "table wine" of a year. (TV: City of Death) By his ninth incarnation, the Doctor could identify the year and place of origin of wine by its taste. (PROSE: The Clockwise Man)
The second incarnation drank wine to test the Dalek-programmed Arthur Terrall. He had noticed the man never ate nor drank but was full of electrical energy. Ironically, the household staff had been told he and Jamie had had too much of a "party" to explain their condition when kidnapped by Edward Waterfield. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks) He rarely showed interest in food and drink outside the TARDIS unless it was a means by which to suss out information. When he was much older he was forcibly augmented into a part-Androgum creation. Before his body could throw off the alien DNA he helped his "donor" Androgum Shockeye drink twelve bottles of wine. (TV: The Two Doctors)
The Eleventh Doctor did not enjoy wine, spitting it back into the glass after taking a sip when given some at the house of Craig Owens. (TV: The Lodger) At Lake Silencio, the Eleventh Doctor brought a bottle that he said was thrown at him by Napoleon to drink at a picnic with Amy Pond, Rory Williams and River Song, but again spat it out, stating before he did that he must have tried it sometime in his life. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut)