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At Sometimes Always, we celebrate the diversity of the beverage industry across the full spectrum of styles. Our guarantee is that any product at Sometimes Always can be personally vouched for by our team – everything in store has been purposefully selected. This means we’ve done the hard work for you by building a curated list that ranges from familiar favourites to exciting new findings.
Given the breadth of the drinks industry, changing trends and the whimsies of allocations, the Sometimes Always range is designed to be fluid and ever changing, meaning products will only be sometimes available, but that there will always be something new to discover.
The Sometimes Always promise…
“Whether you’re after a sure-fire crowd pleaser, or something weird and wonderful to take to your next dinner party – we have it!”
MEET THE TEAM
Your Gentle Guides to Interesting Drinks
The Sometimes Always team are no strangers to the drinks industry. Not only are they also the team behind boutique, McLaren Vale based winery, Alpha Box & Dice, but they have an extensive understanding of the drinks industry inside and out. Winemakers, distributors, wholesalers, marketers and avid wine lovers, they are passionate about ensuring the Sometimes Always project offers drinks for everyone, as they themselves have such diverse tastes.
Let’s meet them, shall we?
I’m sometimes drinking… Ashton Hills.
But I’m always drinking… cold beer
My general tastes are… eclectic at best
But recently I was surprised by… Sven Joschke Barossa Grenache
I know the most about… classic Australian reds and whites (AKA Dad wines)
But I’m also really interested in… Austrian reds
When I’m not drinking I’m… hanging out with my dog, Peach
I’m sometimes drinking… Stargazer Rada Pinot Meunier/Pinot Noir
But I’m always drinking… NON 4
My general tastes are… when I’m not pregnant — earthy and bright reds and mineraly whites
But recently I was surprised by… StrangeLove Smoked Cola
I know the most about… Tassie Pinot
But I’m also really interested in… alternate white varieties and methods
When I’m not drinking I’m… cooking for friends and challenging myself in the kitchen
I’m sometimes drinking… Barolo – I absolutely love Nebbiolo, so will take any excuse!
But I’m always drinking… light-bodied slurpable reds! Also quite partial to a sour beer
My general tastes are… light, bright and juicy numbers. Easy drinkin’!
But recently I was surprised by… how much I enjoyed a big Barossa Shiraz with some age on it
I know the most about… small and obscure French and Italian producers
But I’m also really interested in… modernist architecture and interiors
When I’m not drinking I’m… out surfing, cooking low and slow and trying to make art in my shed
I’m sometimes drinking… Sorrenberg Chardonnay
But I’m always drinking… Kooyong Clonale
My general tastes are… anything and everything
But recently I was surprised by… Pizzini Sangiovese, my new favourite pizza wine
I know the most about… South Australian and Victorian winemaking regions
But I’m also really interested in… discovering Old World wines
When I’m not drinking I’m… on the basketball court.
I’m sometimes drinking… sour beers
But I’m always drinking… South Australian wine. Still gobsmacked with the diversity of wines and winemaking styles within this state
My general tastes are… light bodied reds or skinsy / weighty whites
But recently I was surprised by… my like for Cabernet Sauvignon (call me ‘Dad’!)
I know the most about… cool climate varieties
But I’m also really interested in… learning more about Old World processes
When I’m not drinking I’m… eating!
I’m sometimes drinking…Tantalus Vineyards, Okanagan Valley
But I’m always drinking… Rizza (Grosset!) and Chardy (Voyager!)
My general tastes are… anything with a racy acidity!
But recently I was surprised by… a few bottles of back vintage Spring Mountain Vineyard from Napa
I know the most about… airport lounges – particularly where to get the best drink!
But I’m also really interested in… getting my head around Sake more
When I’m not drinking I’m… it was overseas travel! Now, it will be discovering local!
I’m sometimes drinking…Samuel’s Gorge Gamay, when I can get my hands on it!
But I’m always drinking…the Alpha Box & Dice 2019 Rebel Rebel – it goes down too easily
My general tastes are…fresh, young and juicy wines that I can share with friends
But recently I was surprised by…how much I enjoyed a skin contact Semillon served at room temperature
I know the most about… Mediterranean varieties grown in South Australia
But I’m also really interested in… discovering some new wave producers from the Old World
When I’m not drinking I’m… trying really hard to be better at yoga
I’m sometimes drinking…big ‘Dad wines’ and expensive drops
But I’m always drinking… something interesting that’s value for money
My general tastes are… textural whites, orange wines and light-to-medium bodied reds that express a uniqueness of character
But recently I was surprised by… just how good the wines from the 2020 vintage are going to be
I know the most about… technical winemaking jargon
But I’m also really interested in… anything weird
When I’m not drinking I’m… cooking, walking or gaming