A few minutes later, it transpired that beer was something Guido had been doing his research on.
Which is all fair enough. I wouldn't want to criticise Guido for drunk-tweeting. After all, if Twitter was linked up to a breathalyser the traffic levels would slow to a crawl.
But was he being ideologically consistent in his drunk-tweeting? I decided to ask him.
Which again, is fair enough. This lefty is now heading to the off licence, so I can pay into schools and hospitals, while drinking stuff that may make me need use of the latter.