Now, I was chatting in the bogs with Frenchie again. He was extolling the value of red wine for the heart. I said, “I drink a bottle a day, my fine-feathered French friend”, but for the sake of the planet we need to drink more beer in Blighty. We only get through 28 million pints a day. Over 90% of the beer we drink in the UK is brewed in the UK whereas over 99% of the wine is produced abroad. I told Frenchie that we’ve halved the amount of water needed to make a pint but he said he thought there was more water in his beer these days. You shouldn’t drink Youngs beer then, I told him.