Stef Biagi: Since joining the wine trade over 23 years ago, Stef has been a part of the management team of six fine wine stores in WA (including 2 Liquor Barons stores) and has a loyal customer base who track him down for his latest recommendations. He has completed all of the wine courses at the Wine Education Centre (Claremont Showgrounds) and the WSET Level 2 International Wine qualification. Stef has worked at Swanny Cellars for 9 years.
At the store, Stef specialises in finding vinous gems from boutique vineyards, including European wines. Stef is in charge of organising our weekly instore Friday tastings. He is also responsible for sourcing, cataloguing, preparing and tasting all wines for the esteemed Liquor Barons Wine Panel where the top wines are recommended in the quarterly On The Vine Magazine.
Over the summer months, he is looking forward to trying the 2018 vintages from Margaret River. Stef enjoys lighter bodied reds and loves Italian wines; Brunellos and Chiantis as well as Rieslings.
When asked what Stef likes most about working at Swanny Cellars, he said without hesitation, “Steve and the team.”
Desert Island Drink: If he were stranded on a desert island…well there’s plenty of international and Australian wines to choose from but at this time of year, it’ll still be Coopers Green!