1. Joffrey's gift of wine to the contestant seemed like he was playing with him (ie. allow him to become drunk and quickly fall in battle). I was surprised when his benign order resulted into forced consumption.
Is it understood by all that any order Joffrey gives should be carried out in te most vile and violent manner?
Yeah I agree with this. I assumed Joffrey was allowing him to get so plastered he got butchered and humiliated in the fight, not sure if that's what Joffrey had in mind or not.