This binge drinking thing, this heavy consumption of alcohol:
French doctors warned last month that the country was beginning to adopt the British taste for heavy drinking, with young people fast developing an appetite for the copious consumption of alcohol.
Brittany has always been ahead of that trend, long holding a reputation as the region with the heaviest drinkers.
Might there be something tribal to it? Celts and Anglo Saxons bein more prone to blotting out the horrors of the world with booze? Brittany is the most celtic part of France, after all….