Episode 28 with Yvonne Turgeon

Yvonne Turgeon is the founder and editor of Thompson Okanagan Trends Magazine. We met for the first time last week at an industry function and we recorded this podcast yesterday (if you are listening to it the day that it is released). You  might remember Okanagan Life magazine and the wine competition that they did in the spring. Trends magazine is bringing that back in a big way this month and Yvonne talks about all of that in this conversation, which takes place over a lovely glass of Hester Creek Ti Amo. If you work or own a winery, there is still time to get your wines entered into this competition.  We end everything with a very unique Big Question that will test your wine knowledge and creativity all at the same time. 

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Trends website: trendsmag.ca

Awards link: https://trendsmag.ca/awards

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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

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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.