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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 volume 1 of 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!

  • Episode 8 with Jennifer Schell Lirag

    Episode 8 with Jennifer Schell Lirag

    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 … Continue reading “Episode 8 with Jennifer Schell Lirag”


  • Episode 7 – Memories

    Episode 7 – Memories

    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.  Listen … Continue reading “Episode 7 – Memories”


  • Episode 6 with Mireille Sauvé

    Episode 6 with Mireille Sauvé

    This week, I am joined by star somm, fellow wine educator, and winemaker Mireille Sauvé. We enjoy a bottle of Chardonnay from her winery, Lakeboat Vineyard and Winery in Kaleden, BC. Listen to the episode here or on your favourite podcast player. Thank you for listening!


The Host

Luke Whittall is a published author and wine industry professional living in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. His latest book, The Sipster’s Pocket Guide to 50 Must-Try BC Wines, Volume 1 is available now.

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