Okay, but you are in the maintenance phase. I've read the book and it clearly states NO pasta and no beer or wine during the weight-losing phase of it. And Atkins even goes on to say in the book that he does not think people should drink any alcoholic beverage of any kind. Clearly he is of a Prohibitionist bent.
I totally agree that people eat way too many carbs (which convert to sugars). That is why I totally shun the processed junk in the supermarkets like chips, cookies, cakes and so forth and stick to "whole" foods as much as I can. My diet is on the Meditteranean model - lots of meat, fish, nuts, pasta, rice, olive oil, vegetables and beans. With beer and/or wine daily. I hardly ever eat fruit because I find it too sweet and besides, it doesn't keep well when I get it home.
Actually he says no alcoholic beverage with sugar in it. He specifically mentions he likes a glass of scotch and soda in the evening.