just to clarify: wine and beer ARE alcohol. so, yes, hal allows you to bring wine and beer -- ALCOHOL -- on board. just not distilled spirits under the heading of liquor. eg. vodka, scotch, gin, well you get the message. but to say 'alcohol' is not allowed is misleading.
but remember, when the scanners are INSIDE the ship at the gangway, that's where you will be caught. otherwise . . .