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?
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… 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… 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
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
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