Were they drinking the wrong wine at the ‘lobster with a mobster’ lunch?
Update: In fairness, Matthew Guy has since said he didn’t drink any Grange at the lunch
A VERY IMPORTANT ROSS and JOHN INVESTIGATION
Opposition leader Matthew Guy has admitted to having lunch with Tony Madafferi, a man with alleged ties to the mafia.
But a spokesperson for Mr Guy’s office told The Age they didn’t know Tony Madafferi would be at the dinner at the Lobster Cave earlier this year.
The new wholesale fruit and vegetable market at Epping was thought to be the main topic of conversation.
But what really caught Ross and John’s eye was the article’s headline – Lobster With A ‘Mobster’ – and the fact that it is alleged “several bottles of Penfolds Grange” were imbibed.
Shiraz with lobster?!
They got Melbourne University wine lecturer (how’s that for a job?) Christopher Barnes on the line to find out.
“The standard line is you do what you want to do and and everything is OK,” he said.
“But I actually think, no.
“It’s too heavy. It’s too big. It’s too powerful.
“The wine to have … would be a great Victorian chardonay.
“Something with a bit of age on it perhaps, but certainly not a Grange.”
Click PLAY at the top of the page for Ross and John’s full chat with wine expert Christopher Barnes