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Official Democracy Manifest Wine Has Gone On Sale In Australia

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Official Democracy Manifest Wine Has Gone On Sale In Australia

Who could forget the iconic 'Democracy Manifest' video that has been viral on the internet for years?

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If you're unfamiliar with the clip, it involves a man named Jack Karlson being dragged out of a Sydney restaurant around 30 years ago in front of a bevy of news crews. The bloke clearly didn't want to be taken away by the cops and started yelling to whoever would listen.

With a theatrical voice that could make Shakespeare quake, Jack bellowed: "Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest!"

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He followed it up with some now-iconic lines like 'Get your hands off my penis', 'What is the charge? Eating a meal? A succulent Chinese meal', 'Ah yes, I see that you know your judo well and 'Ta-ta, and farewell'.

It's been around 30 years since the infamous day and Jack has since helped produce an official Democracy Manifest wine

While that's enough news to cause celebrations across Australia, the best part is the name: Get Your Hands Off My Pinot.

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Crowbar Sydney is the brains behind this incredible creation and they deserve to be patted on the back.

If you're wondering whether it's a decent drop, you just have to ask Jack himself. He told LADbible that it's a 'top drop' and beats all the other varieties out there.

Crowbar's website states: "This succulent Victorian Pinot is made with freshness as the main focus, bright red fruits that know their Judo well. Fine tannins that put the wine in a gentle headlock with a long finish."

Credit: Crowbar Sydney
Credit: Crowbar Sydney
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One bottle will set you back $30, while a case of 12 costs $320.

Jack also told LADbible that he honestly had no idea what was happening on that fateful day around three decades ago.

"They thought I was some international criminal, a Hungarian who used to rob restaurants," he said. "They thought I was him... which I'm obviously not.

"They ran in and arrested me and that's what you saw on the video. I knew the cops hated me so I thought they might have tried to grab me for something I did not do."

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Most people would just wait until the authorities realised they had the wrong person, however, after years of bad interactions with police, Jack had a somewhat unorthodox solution.

He explained: "I tried to pretend to be a lunatic to get to a lunatic asylum because often in the past, back in those days I was a bit wild, and I thought maybe I just carry on the way I carry on and they might send me to a lunatic asylum.

"They're easy to escape from...I've done it a couple of times before.

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"They dragged me out of the restaurant and I just carried on. They were trying to put handcuffs on me, pulling my arm behind my back, I just thought I would say something that would distract them."

Featured Image Credit: Democracy Manifest

Topics: Food, News, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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