February 13, 2015 7:40 AM EST

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted in a panel discussion that a nice California wine was the reason she nodded off during the State of the Union address.

“We sit there, stone-faced, the sober judges, but we’re not — at least I wasn’t — 100% sober, because before we went to the State of the Union we had dinner together, and I vowed this year, ‘Just sparkling water, stay away from the wine!’ But in the end, the dinner was so delicious it needed wine to accompany it.”

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