George, we must be related! :-)
In my family wine, tennis, short pants on men --were all seen as peculiarities of the upper classes.
Although there was a dim awareness that those ...err...'Italians' in the North End and Eastie drank wine with their 'spaghetti and meatballs.'
Besides, I don't get heartburn... I give it.
For us it was -- swear to God! -- Mogen David. Oy!
aperitif essential, preprandial optional, turkey dress casual