There is an old drinking adage that runs along the lines of 'drink whatever the Landlord drinks'; the suggestion is that if the gaffer don't sup the ale it won't be much good and whilst there are many admirable exceptions there remains a good deal of truth to the rule. Certainly, if the gaffer does drink the ale you can be 99% sure it'll be good.
By extension, is it too much to ask the government to source its food & drink from its own dominion?
Without getting horribly jingoistic I would like to see pride in our own produce displayed at both civic and national level: it is just and right so to do.
Frazer Thompson at English Wines thinks so too and has begun a petition.
Whilst I rather hope he's pushing at a door that will swing open the more support the better. Please, do sign up.