About Us

Robert Olde Director | Co-Founder:

Robert has a strong background in financial management,
business development and product distribution.

Robert was CEO of one of WA’s largest wine companies since 2013 and a long-term investor and owner of vineyards in Western Australia’s Margaret River and Blackwood Valley wine regions since 1998.

Robert has been a Board member of the Wines of Western Australia since 2017. WoWA is the peak body representing wineries, wine
producers and WA regional wine associations. Robert holds a diploma in Wine Business and is passionate about fine wine, whiskey, gin and craft beer.

Craig Sweet Director | Co-Founder

Craig’s heritage is broadacre agriculture in South Australia, however made a decision to resettle in WA over 20 years ago.

Craig forged his successful career in the hotel and hospitality management industry. Followed by extensive hands-on experience in distribution and wholesaling of global liquor brands, brand
owner management and national sales. 

Craig has held various senior management positions in Australia. Including General Manager for one of Western Australia’s largest wine producers, Sales Manager of Australia’s largest independent spirts distributor.

Craig was instrumental in the introduction and evolution of many global brands in Australia; such brand portfolio’s include Delegate, JCI / Proximo, Heaven Hill, Weston’s, Marston’s, Whyte &
Mackay but to name a few. Before co-founding The Beverage Company in 2017

Duncan Scott

Sommelier, and drinks specialist, over 20 years in the Perth Bar and Restaurant sector, holds a Level 2 WSET, Bachelor in Science and an accomplished Chef

Vincent Bligh

Experienced wine specialist, from a family of Margaret River vignerons, having hands on experience and worked in the UK, Italy, France and across Australia. Vincent has a Bachelor of Wine Marketing and an MBA

Sanka Kiriwaththuduwa

Sanka is a member of CPA Australia. He blooded his career working with leading international chartered accountancy firms. Prior to joining The Bev Co Sanka was financial controller for one of the largest wine producers in WA. He has more than 25 years’ experience in senior finance environments. Sanka is also one of the most experienced liquor tax experts in the country.

Joseph Sinagra

An industry legend, Joe has been the engine room behind some of the most famous bars in Australia. Joe has been named in Drinks World magazine top 25 bartenders in the world 3 times in the past 6 years, Eight times has finished top 10 Australian Bartender Awards. Has won numerous trophies for best bartender, including Brookies Gin, Diageo Worlds, Bartenders for Bourbon.

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