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 talk about what awesome timing that was, among other things. Follow Jennifer on Instagram @jennifer.schell.8

Listen to the episode here or on your favourite podcast player.

Thank you for listening!

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. 

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Thank you for listening!

Episode 3 with Doug Bell

Winery owner, entrepreneur, and host of his own podcast “You Sip I Sip“, Doug Bell was a thrill to chat with. He is the driving force behind Northern Lights Winery, BC’s (and probably the world’s) most northern winery, which is bringing the winery experience to northern BC in a big way.

Listen to the episode here or on your favourite podcast player.

Episode 2 with Katrice Sutherland

Katrice Sutherland and I can talk. A lot.

This only started to be apparent years ago when I first met her at a wine store where I worked. She was there to pour samples for a winery she worked for at the time. That day, and a few that followed over the next couple of years, showed me that we could talk up a storm about wine.

When this podcast was just a dream last winter, the list of people that I wanted to approach to be a guest was not long, and it absolutely included Katrice. When I listened back to the episode (which was produced without any editing at all), I’m really glad that she accepted my invitation.

Here are some of the internety things that referenced in this episode:

Echo Bay Vineyards

Crushable Wine Club (Laura Milnes’ site, formerly Silk+Coupe)

Listen to the episode with Katrice here.

Episode 1 is now live!

Hey podcast and wine lovers, Episode 1 of the Sipsters Wine Podcast is now live and will be available soon on your favourite podcast player. This is an introduction episode that will detail a little bit about what I want to explore with this podcast and a little about where I’m coming from. It’s my first new episode in 7 years and I’m just happy that I’ve been able to come back to this fantastic medium that I love so much. I hope that you enjoy it and the episodes that are to come. I’m planning to have a new episode out every week and will do that as best I can.

Cheers from wine country!


Modern Podcasting

Podcasting has sure come a long way. I started listening to podcasts in 2008 and started producing them in 2009. For some reason, I thought that it would be a good use for all my recording gear and skills that I had used earlier in my life as a musician. It was a lot of fun but it was also a ton of work. It was the Model T stage of podcasting at that time which made it exciting but also difficult.

It also didn’t help that I often had to explain to people what a podcast was. No, you can’t listen to it on the radio. Yes, sounds just like the radio. No, not on your radio…

Times have changed and the technology is making it a lot easier to produce shows than ever before. It is a thrill and an honour to have you listen to my conversation with these amazing people. I hope that you enjoy it! Thank you for listening.