Meet The Barons // Father's Day Special

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?

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Meet Pete Maddelena, owner of the East Fremantle store on George street, and his daughter, Tate. 

Name: Pete Maddalena

Store: East Freo, George St

How long have you been in the liquor game:  "20 years"

Favourite indulgent drink:  "That's easy - everyone knows my favourite drink.  Clarendon Hills Grenache" (pictured)

Favourite past time outside LB: "Boating."

Would you rather live without music or tv and why?  "What a stupid question."

What do you think of this indoor plant trend?  "What?  I don’t know anything about that."

Who would you meet from history and why? "Dirk Hartog. Why didn’t you stay? What made you go back?"

 

Name: Tate Maddalena

Store: East Freo, George St

How long have you been working at your dad's shop: "18 months, since we got  the shop last year."

Favourite indulgent drink:   "Lavendette Rose, Provence .  Lol that's the classy response.  The actual answer is probably vodka or tequila ha."

Favourite past time outside of working at your dads shop:  "I'm a student at uni, Tourism and Events/HR degree"

Would you rather live without music or tv and why?  "I'd rather live without TV, because how could you have a good time or create a good atmosphere without music?"

What do you think of this indoor plant trend?   "Not really into it." 

Who would you meet from history and why?  "I would like to have met my dad's grandmother, she was Italian, and she had a really good sense of family, and I'd like to try her pasta because she made it fresh."