Bill de Blasio Stands Up for Marginalized Wine

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NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio attends The Common Good Cocktail Party at the Library Bar at the Paramount Hotel on August 3, 2011 in New York City.NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio attends The Common Good Cocktail Party at the Library Bar at the Paramount Hotel on August 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

At a Sunday-evening fund-raiser hosted by Susan Sarandon, the progressive mayoral candidate again demonstrated that he is someone who will fight for the underdog by proudly ordering a Riesling in front of a WSJ reporter. "It’s a good summer choice," he said of the oft-derided white (which, like De Blasio himself, has recently spiked in popularity). "I’m not a big cocktail guy," he added. "I’ll have a mojito or something, but I prefer wine and beer." A man of the people, truly.