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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Beer Banned at R*y*l Wedding

Britain's national drink, beer, will not be served at next week's r*y*l wedding.  Apparently the pampered pair have chosen to assert their superiority over us plebs by providing only fine wines and champagne in order to give their guests "a sophisticated experience", according to a source, who also said, "Let’s face it, it [beer] isn’t really an appropriate drink to be serving in the Queen’s presence at such an occasion".  To speak so dismissively of beer reveals a combination of ignorance and arrogance.  Whatever swill is good enough for the hoi polloi isn't good enough for the presence of someone who thinks the whole world smells of fresh paint. 

Frankly, I couldn't care less what they drink, but I wonder why this decision has been made public.  If it's to show their sophistication, it's a bit of an own goal:  8.6 million people describe themselves as real ale drinkers, and as real ale is only around 16% of the beer market, considerably more people drink other types of beer.  By letting their choice be known, they have insulted the drinking tastes of an awful lot of British people; that doesn't seem very sophisticated thinking to me.

Perhaps the brewers who have made r*y*l wedding beers might like to reflect on the contempt shown to their carefully crafted products by the couple concerned.

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