There are a number of thoughtful threads already on SC D&D on the 5th precept and alcohol consumption. (edit: i do not know how to make handy links at the bottom of an OP but one can simply search D&D alcohol to see some). Buddhists seem to have been talking about whether an occasional drink is a problem since the time of the Buddha, and it does not seem likely to stop. As it is often a concern, additional information from a recently published scientific study might be useful to consider:
From the study Interpretation,
Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for global disease burden and causes substantial health loss. We found that the risk of all-cause mortality, and of cancers specifically, rises with increasing levels of consumption, and the level of consumption that minimises health loss is zero. These results suggest that alcohol control policies might need to be revised worldwide, refocusing on efforts to lower overall population-level consumption.
The CNN article includes a little immediate criticism which notes that many choices including automobile driving and even being born are not risk or mortality -free. And if we are on a Middle Path, a gradual path, which leads ultimately from liberation from all suffering (including that of mortality and rebirth!), still, metta and compassion seem essential, for each and all.
May all be happy, peaceful, ultimately liberated.