Un applauso a MAeglin che trov? questo fantastico articolo... ? in inglese, pasiensa :lingua:

Drink enjoyed by many of the peoples of Middle-earth. Some of the most renowned vineyards of Middle-earth were in Dorwinion. Grapes were grown in great gardens there, and the wine that was made from them was very potent and brought deep and pleasant dreams. There were also vineyards in the Southfarthing of the Shire. One of the most notable Southfarthing wines was Old Winyards, a strong red wine.
Gandalf and Thorin requested red wine from their host Bilbo Baggins at the unexpected tea party in Bag End in April of 2941.

King Thranduil of Mirkwood was particularly fond of wine, especially wine from Dorwinion. Wine was imported by the Elves of Mirkwood in barrels down the Forest River from Long Lake. Bilbo was able to help his Dwarf companions escape from Thranduil's hall when the butler Galion and the chief of the guards fell asleep from drinking the King's wine.

Bilbo's father Bungo Baggins had laid down a store of Old Winyards in the cellar at Bag End. It was inherited by his son Bilbo. When he left the Shire in 3001, Bilbo gave a dozen bottles of Old Winyards to Rory Brandybuck. Frodo Baggins inherited the rest of the wine and he and his friends drank the last of it when Frodo left Bag End in September of 3018. He was pleased that the Sackville-Bagginses would not get their hands on the wine when they moved into Bag End.

Eowyn offered wine to King Theoden before he rode into battle on March 2, 3019, saying: "Ferthu Th?oden h?l! Receive now this cup and drink in happy hour. Health be with thee at thy going and coming!" (TTT, p. 127) She then offered the cup to their guests, and when she handed it to Aragorn her hand trembled at his touch. When Aragorn embarked on the Paths of the Dead, she again offered him a cup of wine.

Thranduil's son Legolas was interested to learn where Merry Brandybuck and Pippin Took had come upon wine in the ruin of Isengard when he was reunited with the Hobbits there on March 5, 3019.

In Henneth Annun on March 7, Faramir gave Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee a pale yellow wine, and as it coursed through their bodies they felt refreshed and at ease. The wine did not cause Frodo to lose his caution, but Sam began to smile and hum to himself, and the wine may have loosened his tongue for he mentioned the One Ring to Faramir. But Faramir rejected the Ring and pledged to help the Hobbits.

Pippin was given wine by Denethor when he arrived in Minas Tirith on March 9. After the War at the celebrations on the Field of Cormallen on April 8, Pippin and Merry served wine to King Elessar and King Eomer as esquires of Gondor and Rohan.

The Hobbit: "An Unexpected Party," p. 19, 20, 25; "Barrels out of Bond," p. 188-95, 199; "The Return Journey," p. 306
The Fellowship of the Ring: "A Long-Expected Party," p. 39, 46; "Three Is Company," p. 77
The Two Towers: "The King of the Golden Hall," p. 127; "The Road to Isengard," p. 163; "Flotsam and Jetsam," p. 166; "The Window on the West," p. 284-85, 288, 289; "The Forbidden Pool," p. 293, 298
The Return of the King: "Minas Tirith," p. 29, 33; "The Siege of Gondor," p. 84; "The Field of Cormallen," p. 232; "Homeward Bound," p. 273 "

ne possiamo dedurre quindi che anche gli elfi possono essere degl alcolizzati