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!

  • Tonia McArthur’s High Fives

    Tonia McArthur’s High Fives

    This week I am delighted to bring you an interview with Tonia McArthur. Although Tonia is trained in with WSET, she has developed a brilliant way to help you score wines that is accessible but without pandering or dumbing anything down. She put it all in a book called “High Five Wine Scoring System”. In…

  • Episode 21 Getting Uncorked with Kayla Bordignon

    Episode 21 Getting Uncorked with Kayla Bordignon

    If Kayla Bordignon’s enthusiasm for BC wine was contagious, we would quickly have another pandemic on our hands. (Too soon?) The fact is that her love of BC wine is overflowing and it is not hard to get caught up in it when speaking with her. Kayla’s website Uncork BC and the seriously epic journey…

  • Episode 20 Alderlea Vineyards

    Episode 20 Alderlea Vineyards

    Zac Brown and Julie Powell from Alderlea Vineyard join me on the podcast this week. They are on Vancouver near Duncan and took over Alderlea from founder Roger Dosman in 2017. Since then, they have continued to build Alderlea with the same level of enthusiasm for learning and exploring the region’s potential for making great…

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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