Sam is the beer buyer at Swanbourne Cellars and is always tasting the latest craft beers to make sure the best and most interesting ones are stocked at Swanny Cellars. Sam has been studying a Certificate IV in Web Based Technologies part time since the start of the year as he likes the creativity in all things digital.
Working at the store for over 7 years, Sam says it is the team that is so important to him. With everyone enthusiastic and having new ideas for the shop, it is key to making it a great work environment.
Keen to develop his palate for wine, Sam always tastes the wines the day after the Panel holds the tasting. Led by Steve, Sam and the part time staff blind taste the wines. Steve trains and guides the team through the varieties and how to accurately assess wines.
Sam’s favourite beers for every day drinking are Golden Path by Garage Project, Mr Banks Mango Sour and for a mid-strength, Gage Roads Side Track XPA. His new favourites are Chunky Dates by Rocky Ridge Brewing Co. and Mr Banks Mango Sour.
Desert Island Drink: If he was stranded on a desert island, Sam says he would choose a selection of 24 different craft beers as he may be there a very long time!