Meet The Team

We’re a small, but tight-nit group here at The Oak Barrel with expertise across our range of products. Come and say g’day in store, or shoot us an email to have a chat.



With decades of booze retail experience, Ian is the manager of the Good Ship Oak Barrel. He helms the annual Sydney Craft Beer & Cider Fair and when not in the store, will most likely be in the wilderness around the world climbing mountains or patting polar bears. Currently Drinking: Multiple Beers

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After earning his stripes across the European restaurant scene, Joe returned to Australia with a driving passion for great wine. Currently heading up the Oak Barrel wine department, he’s a strong advocate for sustainable farming and wines with a sense of place. Often found close to the ocean, eating oysters, or drinking beer and watching sport. Currently Drinking: Natty White Wine

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Rosemary grew up in Perth, spent too much time in the US and found herself in Sydney doing what she does best, drinking beer. Always keen for a chat about new beers, what ever you’re loving and odd and unfamiliar styles. Currently Drinking: Boatrocker

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A music industry refugee, Scott has a love for all things distilled and a shitty haircut. Usually found hosting whisky tastings in our Cellar Room, chances are he also might be our back somewhere lining up a vertical tasting of vintage Armagnacs. Currently Drinking: Kilkerran 12-Year-Old

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The Wine Doctor

Senior enthusiast, long time wine drinker and more recently sake adventurer. I really care about the product and commitment of our store.

Currently Drinking: Vintage Aussie reds