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About Us

Sometimes Always

a destination to find trustworthy beverages

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?

Meet Dylan

Director

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

Meet Kirby

Graphic Design

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

Meet Jared

Digital

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

Meet Chris

Logistics

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.

Meet Justin

Director

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!

MEET SAM

Winemaking

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

MEET LUCA

Marketing

I’m sometimes drinking… Claus Preisinger’s Puszta Libre

But I’m always drinking… Harrison Fleur de la Lune or anything fizzy and natty

My general tastes are… bright and juicy chilled reds and all things Portuguese

But recently I was surprised by… how much I love a Chardy Party (Aussies to the front)

I know the most about… wines to kick-start a party

But I’m also really interested in… females who are dominating the industry

When I’m not drinking I’m… thinking about seafood and Labradors

MEET STEPH

Buying

I’m sometimes drinking… COS Frappato

But I’m always drinking… light, fragrant Italian reds or Chardy (Rodda!)

My general tastes are… salty, coastal, whites and all things Chardonnay

But recently I was surprised by… 2011 Tunkalilla Riesling and wines from the Savoie

I know the most about… nothing, because there’s always something to learn in the world of wine

But I’m also really interested in… learning more about wines that are coming out of the US (especially Finger Lakes).When I’m not drinking I’m… dancing

MEET ABS

Graphic Design

I’m sometimes drinking… Farr Rising Gamay

But I’m always drinking… negronis

My general tastes are… dinner table wines that will make you dance by the third glass

But recently I was surprised by… Ghost Rock Supernatural X Pinot Noir

I know the most about… wines that are best paired with Afghani food

But I’m also really interested in… creative and lo-fi producers that are doing cool shit

When I’m not drinking I’m… doing nerdy design things with my cat Campari

MEET MATTY

On The Road

I’m sometimes drinking… Brian Wines Pinot Gris

But I’m always drinking… Alpha Box & Dice’s Golden Mullet Fury

My general tastes are… textual, esoteric and skinsy whites

But recently I was surprised by… Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2019

I know the most about… selling wine

But I’m also really interested in… the pub & my whippet

When I’m not drinking I’m… cycling