In our never ending quest for quality wines, beers and spirits to serve to you, we have partnered with Seppelt in Victoria, to bring you some great value introductions to a winery with nearly 170 years experience. That’s nearly as old as Houghton in the Swan Valley!
We Are Not A Franchise, Or A Faceless Chain, We Are A Co-Operative Of Independent Retailers.
Here At Liquor Barons, The People Who Work In The Stores, Own The Stores. We are proud to be exclusively West Australian, and work hard to provide interesting and varied selections of booze to all of our locals around this great state.
To show you who we are, we've spent time going around and talking to our store owners and asking them about themselves, so that we can introduce them, to you. You probably already know the people who run your local, but do you know the others?
Name: Grant Reilly
Meet Grant, proud manager of #LiquorBarons Applecross for the last 16 years and Leeming for 11 years prior (he’s no stranger to the game!).
Grant loves unwinding with his gorgeous wife or hitting the frisbee fairway with his
brothers and two sons. Pop in and say hi next time you’re in the area, pick his
brain about Applecross’ extensive range of gin and wine - and don’t forget
to check out his always-funky socks!
The Tour de France is almost over for another year, and although it looks like the plucky Welshman Geraint Thomas is going to end up in the middle of the podium, nothing is a done deal. Will the previous winner and favourite Chris Froome beat him to it? Hard to say… he’s got a big time difference to overcome if he can. Find out our Top 5 Drinks for the podium finish…
Today we're in Loire Valley, pronounced 'lu-are' if you want to sound like a fancy pants later when you talk to your mates about the Tour. We bloody love this region, and we've made some Oz similar suggestions, but if you can get a real deal Frenchie wine from one of our specialist wine stores, do yourself a favour and try one on for size - you won't be disappointed.
Ok ok ok, we know TdF doesn't start in Champagne, but we're pumped and wanted to celebrate the starting lineup - we'll meet you guys at stage 2. During le Tour, we're giving you the lowdown on what wine you can enjoy at each stage of the Tour which will be on point for the location AND we're proposing an Aussie alternative in case your local doesn't have the real deal French. It's a big tour, lots of stages and wine discovery ahead - we're ready... are you?
The TDF can’t be that hard right? They’re just riding bikes. Well you can too… in our TOUR DE BREW! You think you know Margs, and you think you love beer… so why not combine them and show your mates how easy it really is. PS: It’s not easy at all. In fact, the TDF guys ride in a single day, the full length of our TDB. We bet it takes you a bit longer than a day to get around to all of these breweries… but hey: prove us wrong.
France is a long way away, so for all of us who are staying behind and watching le Tour unfold from afar, we’ve decided to coin your efforts at support, as a noble pursuit. And in pursuit of all things noble (and not so noble too), we hereby knight you, part of the Liquid Support Team. Read on for our favourite libation suggestions…
Your accountant will try and tell you that you should save your pennies, because by golly, you’re going to need them. We’re of the opposite opinion. You’re already in the s**t thanks to 12 months of irresponsible (but fun) spending, so why not poke your head a little further into the sand and try to forget about the impending financial doom. Think of happier times, and avoid the Tax Time Blues.
This is a very important post about tonight’s World Cup match between Australia and Peru, at 10pm Perth time. The most important part about this article is the BEARD or NO BEARD comparison at the bottom. Mile Jedanik is described as a ‘man mountain’, and a ‘beast’, and a ‘legend’. We agree with all of the above, and also believe, like Samson, that his strength comes from his beard. Good luck tonight boys - you need it.
We’re all about informed support and so to help guide you through the complexities of French wine (and believe us, there are complexities) we’ve come up with a quick TOP 5 list of wild and worked sav blancs made here in Australia, in that French-kind-of-way. Elegant, restrained, Maybe a little bit of oak, maybe not…. but bloody delicious.