@bluedolphin-- I'm not an expert on this topic but I think that alcohol can cause gout.
You are right that there are many different foods that can cause high uric acid levels in the body. These are foods with high purine such as red meat, liver, beans, fish, chicken and some vegetables like spinach.
I have had a gout attack in the past and I do enjoy these foods in moderation. I believe that the gout attack happened because of alcohol because I was drinking a lot at that time. After the gout attack, I stopped drinking and have not had another attack. It has been five years since then and like I said, I do eat purine rich foods in moderation. So I think that alcohol is a much bigger culprit than food.