I was allowed a small glass of wine from age 10, but declined. Secretly, I thought if I waited until I was of legal age to drink alcohol, until I was of legal age, it might be 'special' . (The legal age is 18, in the UK.) By the time I reached it, I felt the adult thing is to act sensibly, and I had the best means of avoiding getting hooked on alcohol. I don't regret never trying it.