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6 Alas, the harmony of these three drinks and the three social groups they represented was not to last, because when the violent struggle broke out between the supporters and opponents of Charles I, wine was clearly on the side of the king and aristocracy, while beer and ale sided with the Parliamentarians. Of course, that does not mean that Royalists never drank beer or ale, or that Parliamentarians never drank wine. But there was enough truth, and more than enough perceived truth, in the social affiliations of these drinks that Royalists claimed wine as a symbol of their cause, while simultaneously linking beer and ale to the middleranking and laboring class Parliamentarians who wanted at first to circumscribe and, eventually, jettison the monarchy altogether.
Precisely this taste for wine—diversity with claret predominating—was found in Pepys’s cellar on July 7, 1665: Up, and having set my neighbour Mr. 41 The predominance of French wine was even more pronounced at the pinnacle of English society, where aspirations to duplicate the court of Louis XIV meant that all things French were fashionable. 1 London wine imports, 1675 Source: Journal of the House of Commons (JHC), XVII, 363. 45 In sum, over half of all Sunderland’s identifiable wine was French, and among these, claret comprised at least a plurality.
67 Given that wine was an outward symbol of the Court and Court interests, and that the soon-to-be Whigs had just imposed an embargo on French wines, it should come as no surprise that the politicization of drinks and drinking that occurred in the mid-seventeenth century returned with a vengeance. 68 Accusations of drunkenness that were hurled at Cavaliers in the 1640s and 1650s were now thrown at the Tories, who, just as before, responded that their drinking proclaimed their loyalty. ”69 The wine versus beer and ale theme also re-emerged, emphasizing the alleged social divisions between Tories and Whigs.