(Pro 31:4 KJV) It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
Are you a social drinker? Do you enjoy a glass of wine at dinner? I would be the first to accept that such behavior will not send you to hell. The Biblical ban is on getting drunk, not the first drink. I say that as one who hates alcohol and does not drink.
What we have here is a warning and a principle, not a prohibition. This is a warning that alcohol is for the sheep not the shepherds. It is for those who are content being followers, not for those who would step out boldly in leadership.
So? Take it for what it is worth. Alcohol is to dull the qualities that provide insight, wisdom and leadership. Think about it.