Government Hospitality Advisory Committee for the Purchase of Wine
Yay – what a job!
Unpaid, natch (worth doing just for the conversational value!):
The role of the Committee is to advise Government Hospitality Section of the FCO on the maintenance of an appropriate standard of wine for use at Government functions. This entails giving advice, after tasting, on the purchase of wine, the exchange of wines if necessary, the management and stocking of the Government Wine Cellar at Lancaster House, and advice on suppliers.
This is such a fun, open-government role that I’ll even hold off on my (usual) curmudgeonly screams of “that’s my taxes you’re drinking!”.
Pleased to see that, while many other aspects of British life are challenged/in decline we can at least hold our end up when it comes to international schmoozing of dignitaries and drinking said diplos under the table.