You may have read about an Australian Premier, Barry O'Farrell, who recently had to resign for not declaring a bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange (valued at the time at nearly 3,000 dollars) he received as a gift from Australian Water Holdings Chief executive Nick Di Girolamo. When a thank you note for the bottle from O'Farrell to Di Girolamo was produced, he still professed that he could not recall getting the wine, stating, "I've accepted that I have had a massive memory fail. I still can't explain either the arrival of a gift that I have no recollection of, or its absence, which I certainly still can't explain."
A flood of snarky tweets involving wine, Jesus, and more began to hit Twitter. Here are five of the best #grangegate tweets. Warning: groan-inducing puns ahead.
Anyone who can forget a bottle of 1959 Grange should be sacked anyways, for crimes against wine . #memoryfail— Amy Cooper (@CocktailAmy) April 16, 2014