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Guest Selector ➺ Jarrett Michael Buffington

Gathering Knowledge

Hailing from Houston Texas, Jarrett Michael Buffington’s thirst for all things wine began humbly on restaurant floors in his hometown. Before long he found his calling among the wineries in Napa Valley, trying his hand at the more technical side of wine. He soon found himself globe trotting, gathering knowledge and qualifications from across the world before settling in Australia.

Almost 5 years later Jarrett has developed a multi faceted role within the Australian Wine industry, spanning from part time wine consultant, head sommelier of Cafe Sydney to appearing on some of the countries most prominent wine panels. His most recent endeavour in collaboration with popular instagram influencer @thewineabout, co-developing educational events throughout Sydney, including blind tastings, regional and varietal focused wine schools. 

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Jarrett Michael Buffington 6-Pack

INCLUDED IN THIS PACK

Jarrett Michael Buffington has an infectious passion for wine on a global scale. These 6 personally selected wines are designed to take you on a trip to discover new producers and regions from the comfort of your home. Selected to inspire, invoke thoughtful conversation and ultimately bring people together. Expect these wines to become your new household favourites!

Featuring:
ALKINA - KIN GRENACHE 2020

FABIEN JOUVES MAS DEL PÉRIÉ - YOU FUCK MY WINE?! 2020

ANSGAR CLÜSSERATH - TRITTENHEIMER KABINETT RIESLING 2018

ZORAH - KARASI ARENI NOIR 2018

ALHEIT - CARTOLOGY CHENIN BLANC / SEMILLON 2019

MILLTON - LIBIAMO MUSCAT BLANC À PETITS GRAINS 2019

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Diversity Scholar

With Jarretts platform growing steadily, we see him utilising his accomplishments to promote his passion for diversity within the  industry, recently being endorsed by wine writing royalty Jancis Robinson for his application for this year’s Golden Vines Diversity Scholarship

We at Sometimes Always love this passion for change and diversity within our community and are equally excited with Jarretts selections. This month’s guest selector pack showcases wines that reflect Jarretts extensive travels and infectious personality. 

Follow Jarretts adventures on his Instagram account @dr.buffington 

Headshot photography provided by @nickyryanphoto 

“Wine from around the globe is at our fingertips, more accessible than any time in the history of the world. Seeking the wines less travelled has always been a mantra of mine.”

EXPLORE DR. BUFFINGTONS SELECTIONS

FABIEN JOUVES MAS DEL PÉRIÉ - YOU FUCK MY WINE?! 2020

You Fuck My Wine is a story about a Winemaker, an unfortunate law change and a willingness to adapt despite of it. Resulting in a food-friendly and impeccably delicious red blend from Southwest France with a catchy moniker.”

ALKINA - KIN GRENACHE 2020

Dennis Roman first showed me this wine earlier this year and I was blown away. Barossa is as classic as they come in Australia and it’s easy to feel like you know what to expect from a bottle. From the first smell and sip this grenache exhibits a buoyancy and liveliness that goes from start to finish. Estate grown, organic and biodynamic, this is fun and thought-provoking winemaking.”

ZORAH - KARASI ARENI NOIR 2018

I believe even in wine if you don’t know where you came from, you know where you’re going. Forget about what you deem as classic for a moment and let’s go on a journey to the Caucasus, the birthplace of viticulture. Areni Noir is Armenia’s most treasured grape variety, one of the oldest varieties in the world and a piece of history waiting for you to discover.”

MILLTON - LIBIAMO MUSCAT BLANC À PETITS GRAINS 2019

The Libiamo ‘Amphora’ Muscat à Petits Grains is an unconventional look at Gisborne, the first wine region in the world to feel the warmth of the sun each day. I love the heady, exotic stone fruit aromas that Muscat exudes accompanied by Amphora ageing and a dry finish.”

ALHEIT - CARTOLOGY CHENIN BLANC / SEMILLON 2019

Cartology is an ode to extraordinary old vine parcels of mainly Chenin Blanc and Sémillon bush vines planted in the Cape. I recently presented this wine in a blind tasting alongside an American Chenin Blanc and a French counterpart. Cartology was the most beloved of the trio”

ANSGAR CLÜSSERATH - TRITTENHEIMER KABINETT RIESLING 2018

Brilliant winemaker Eva Clüsserath crafts the Ansgar Clüsserath Trittenheimer Kabinett Riesling. The winery’s homepage greets you with a comforting expression, “Mosel. Slate. Riesling”. I consider this as a rediscovery of a classic region, uncomplicated but uncompromised.”

Sometimes Always

Jarrett Michael Buffington 6-Pack

INCLUDED IN THIS PACK

Jarrett Michael Buffington has an infectious passion for wine on a global scale. These 6 personally selected wines are designed to take you on a trip to discover new producers and regions from the comfort of your home. Selected to inspire, invoke thoughtful conversation and ultimately bring people together. Expect these wines to become your new household favourites!

Featuring:
ALKINA - KIN GRENACHE 2020

FABIEN JOUVES MAS DEL PÉRIÉ - YOU FUCK MY WINE?! 2020

ANSGAR CLÜSSERATH - TRITTENHEIMER KABINETT RIESLING 2018

ZORAH - KARASI ARENI NOIR 2018

ALHEIT - CARTOLOGY CHENIN BLANC / SEMILLON 2019

MILLTON - LIBIAMO MUSCAT BLANC À PETITS GRAINS 2019

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