I always hear wine is almost necessary if you want a woman to be all touchy touchy and lead to hooking up and a man needs to be drunk so he can relax enough to hook up. How much does alcohol affect your sex life?
I personally need to be drunk myself, because I'm not really attracted to random people that I don't know without "beer goggles". I don't know how "needed" it is for the other person, I guess it depends on whether they naturally find me attractive or not.
Wine? What about Champagne? I think that getting drunk and hooking up run the risk of an unwanted pregnancy if you had became too drunk by the time the both of you are naked and you might forgot whether you had used contraceptives and put on a condom or that you thought you had one on but you were too drunk to tell. That's unless if the lady was already on the pill or something, but then you'd just got lucky and dodged the bullet of knocking someone up.
I will not take a woman to a place to drink on the first few dates. Reason being alcohol distorts judgement and reasoning. I want to know who she is. When a relationship develops then alcohol in moderation is fine. I can always use another pair of hands when making home made wine :)