we eat vegetables while drinking wine? thought they would accept it, sounds better in english doesn't it?
It does, but the Irish sentence itself isn't necessarily implying they are done at the same time.
...because Duolingo still didn't teach us Irish names for stronger alcohols
On a more serious note, they should either consistently accept or not accept "veggies" for vegetables, because this arbitrarity is confusing.
Come on, Duo. I've reported this about 10 times now.
"We eat veggies and drink wine" is just fine, guys.