The Sipster's Wine Podcast

The Sipster's Wine Podcast

Hello Sipsters! Welcome to the newest podcast about a new way to experience wine. There will be no simplified point scores or effusive tasting notes – only experiences with wine. Based on the popular book "The Sipster’s Pocket Guide to 50 Must-Try BC Wines", this podcast will feature conversations with people who experience wines in their own way – wine lovers, winemakers, winery owners, influencers, and wine collectors. Pop the cork on your podcast app and enjoy the wine experience! Hosted by author and wine industry sales and marketing professional and wine educator Luke Whittall.

Episodes

February 1, 2023 19 min

This week's episode is a flashback to an event that happened almost 10 years ago! At the time, the Oyster Festival in Osoyoos was the unofficial start to the summer wine season and it was always a ton of fun. Join me for this time capsule flashback (courtesy of my old podcast, Wine Country BC) to one of the Okanagan's great food and wine events. 

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Kimberly Hundertmark and I talk about the Winter Wine Festival and the future of festivals here in the Okanagan. She is General Manager of the Okanagan Wine Festival Society and one half of the Hundertmark wine power couple, along with her husband Jeff, who is the director of wine making at Mount Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna. Want to know what people from Ontario really thinks about wine in BC? What's going to happen...

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January 18, 2023 67 min

It's my birthday this week and for my birthday, I am releasing this podcast featuring Michael J McCoy, the great wine shop host and wine book connoisseur. Michael compiles a guide, called the "Quick Reference Guide to Wine Knowledge Resources". If you have taken a wine course at Okanagan College, you may have received a previous version of this guide. The current edition is 4 pages and it is filled with a list of wine b...

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January 11, 2023 40 min

Part 2 of my conversation with the Joanne DiGeso of Sommwine.com 

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January 4, 2023 44 min

Joanne DiGeso from Sommwine in Whistler, British Columbia can take an already-fun topic - wine - and make it even more! She's a total blast to chat with, which is why this is the first 2-part Sipster's Wine Podcast ever. She's also a return guest from way back in the Wine Country BC days, which you can hear here! (See what I did there?)

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December 28, 2022 2 min

Hope you are all having a great holidays and spending time off with your family. More podcasts coming up in the new year!

Email your answers to this week's Big Question, your comments or questions, or your special wine experiences to me at sipsterswinepodcast@gmail.com!
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December 21, 2022 46 min

This week, I welcome Annika Betts from the Gone West Wine Club to the podcast. Annika has a great perspective on the Canadian wine industry and chose to make the Okanagan Valley's wine industry her home. 

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December 14, 2022 32 min

We are talking international wines this week with my guest Marcia J Hamm. She is enamoured with the wines of Italy so much that she became a certified expert in Italian wines! Find Marcia online at JoyofWine.org.

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December 7, 2022 42 min

It's reunion time! Jennifer Schell Lirag and I get together for our first visit in years to talk wine, food, and cookbooks! She has written 4 of them and knows her stuff when it comes to the perfect pairings. Her recent book, The BC Wine Lover's Cookbook came out just before the pandemic and we talk about what awesome timing that was, among other things. 

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November 30, 2022 17 min

Why is podcasting booming now? What is the appeal? There must be some reason by podcasts are becoming more popular. How does this relate to wine? Join me for this exploration of wine and memory with some vintage guest appearances by Terry Meyer Stone and the tasting crew from the Wine Country BC podcast. 

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November 23, 2022 48 min

Star somm, wine educator, and winemaker Mireille Sauvé joins me on the podcast today. We enjoy a bottle of Chardonnay from her winery, Lakeboat Vineyard and Winery in Kaleden, BC.

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November 16, 2022 30 min

This week, I have a fantastic chat with Jenna White, aka @ThatBCWineGirl. From starting to learn about wine at a young age to taking photos drinking wine in the snow, Jenna's positive attitude about BC wine and the world of wine is infectious. Catch her online on Instagram.

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November 9, 2022 19 min

This week, a simple podcast about the book that inspired The Sipsters guide, a BIG announcement, and a big question for listeners.

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In this episode, I am joined by Doug Bell, entrepreneur, podcaster, and owner of Northern Lights Winery in Prince George, BC.

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October 26, 2022 70 min

 In this episode, I am joined by Katrice Sutherland - marketing factotum, wine lover, and manchego connoisseur. Along with a bottle of Echo Bay Vineyard's Synoptic, we work through the ins and outs of what it means to learn about wine in the Okanagan Valley.

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Welcome to first episode of The Sipster's Wine Podcast!

Meet Luke Whittall, the host and author of The Sipster's Pocket Guide to 50 Must-Try BC Wines (published by Touchwood Editions), and find out about what kind of experiences you'll have when you listen in! 

New episodes every Wednesday. 

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