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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, their 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)

The Third Doctor had particular tastes in wine. (AUDIO: The Rise of the New Humans) Clara Oswald liked red wine (TV: Kill the Moon) and Prosecco. (PROSE: Deep Time)


Wine was drunk by the people of Mesopotamia in 2700 BC, including Gilgamesh, Ninani and Agga. Ace drank watery wine while in a Kish inn, but only because it was better than the beer. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Genesys)

By 1440 BC, wine was very viscous. (PROSE: The Last Pharaoh)

A Bacchanite bartender tried to use wine at a Viennese tavern to create illusions of personal sorrow to capture his patrons. (PROSE: The Sorrows of Vienna)

Types of wine[]

Earth wines[]

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.

Barbara Wright drank wine with Léon Colbert. (TV: The Reign of Terror)

Médoc was a red wine favoured by John Lucarotti. (PROSE: The Meeting)

Irongron at one point had only sour red wines in his castle. The Third Doctor drank several goblets while at Edward of Wessex's castle. (TV: The Time Warrior)

Liz Shaw and Patsy Haggard drank wine together at Liz's house on occasion, with Ackroyd joining them after the BEAGLE incident and Brian Rutherford's resignation. (HOMEVID: The Devil of Winterborne, Unnatural Selection)

The Third Doctor also once consumed a few glasses of domestic elderberry wine and requested a bottle to "take home". (TV: The Green Death)

Chris Cwej got once drunk on melon wine and had his right ear pierced. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)

On one occasion, Hargeaves served a bottle of Sangiovese with dinner. (AUDIO: Aquitaine)

Yvonne Hartman drank pinot noir at the Manor Rest Hotel. (AUDIO: One Rule)

President of Earth Dora in 2540 drank wine with General John Williams. (TV: Frontier in Space)

Maxine drank South Africa wine while on VidChatX with her daughter Evie. (WC: The Descendants of Pompeii)

Alien wines[]

Bernice Summerfield once drank Craxiatanian Chardonay. (PROSE: Theatre of War)

Rassilon's Red was Gallifrey's finest vintage. (PROSE: The Eight Doctors)

The Doctor had wines from Ribos and champagnes from Manussa in his wine cellar. (PROSE: Question Mark Pyjamas)

The Seventh Doctor had Coralee wine in the TARDIS. (PROSE: Prime Time)

On Kirithon, the Kirith provided hot spiced wine to the Doctor. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Apocalypse)

Wine was consumed on Traken during the wedding of Tremas and Kassia. (TV: The Keeper of Traken)

Wine existed on Mondas at the time of the creation of the Cybermen. (AUDIO: Spare Parts)


A thousand years after accidental Earth colonisation, wine was produced and drunk on the vampire planet in E-Space that was inhabited by vampires. (TV: State of Decay)

Whilst in the Gateway, the Fourth Doctor drank wine with Biroc and other Tharils. (TV: Warriors' Gate)

Slipping drugs in wine[]

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")

Mehendri Solon gave the Fourth Doctor some drugged wine which knocked him out for some time. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)

Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen attempted to kill the Ninth Doctor by poisoning his glass of wine. The Doctor was aware of this and swapped his glass with Blon's. (TV: Boom Town)

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)

Jack Harkness added a level 6 retcon to the champagne at Gwen and Rhys Williams' wedding in order to keep the guests from remembering the day's strange events. (TV: Something Borrowed)

Drunkenness from wine[]

According to Susan Foreman, she couldn't get drunk unless she wanted to. (PROSE: The Sorcerer's Apprentice)

On Peladon, Bernice Summerfield consumed a lot of wine during a meal with King Tarrol in order to trick a pair of accompanying Ice Warriors into thinking she was drunk. (PROSE: Legacy)

On 11 July 1982, 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[]

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". (TV: Day of the Daleks) 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. (PROSE: Decalog 2: Lost Property)

The Doctor[]

The Second Doctor 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)

When the Second Doctor 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 Third Doctor enjoyed 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)

On Tara, the Fourth Doctor drank two cups of wine. (TV: The Androids of Tara)

While on a medieval planet in E-Space, the Fourth Doctor drank a goblet of wine which his companion Romana described as "a nice Burgundy". (PROSE: The Eight Doctors)

The Britischer Freikorps provided three kinds of wine to the Seventh Doctor during the time he posed as the Reichsinspektor General at the Savoy Hotel. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus)

By his ninth incarnation, the Doctor could identify the year and place of origin of wine by its taste. (PROSE: The Clockwise Man)

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)