Wines and Vines is a podcast for and about the wine industry. Talking farming, winemaking, and business with winemakers, farmers, and businesspeople. Whether you're in the wine industry or just passionate about wine, learn with us about the entire life cycle of the wine industry.
This podcast is sponsored by Vintality is a supportive hub to help you realise all your vineyard aspirations using quantitative data gathering and analysis, precision viticulture tools, community connection with a love for terroir in its truest form.
The future of farming is technological, and for us that means EC surveys and soil pits, bioavailability soil sampling, or mapping chlorophyll efficiency with drones. Pushing the edges of science and terroir to help you create better fruit more profitably.
We also have a weekly newsletter with BC wine news, useful resources and interesting articles whether you’re on the business side, in the vineyard, or just passionate about wine. You can sign up at our website vintality.com.
Andy Nadler & Ben-Min Chang on cold damage, vine hardiness & climate modelling
Ben-Min Chang, research scientist at the Summerland Research Center, and Andy Nadler, agricultural meteorologist from Peak Hydromet, discuss and share data from the January 2024 winter freeze.
We talk bud hardiness, climate projections, bud dissections, and what cold numbers we really hit. And a lot more.
#4 John Skinner on promoting Canadian wine internationally, pursuing elegance, and leaving it all in the vineyard
John Skinner of Painted Rock Winery joins us to talk building the international rep of Canadian and BC wine, why it all starts in the vineyard (and the price they pay to keep it that way), the benefits of working with Alain Sutre, and the pursuit of elegant wine.
#3 Karnail Sidhu on being an outsider in wine, organic practices, listening to the land, and the joy and terror of empowering the next generation
This episode we’re joined by Karnail Sidhu, owner and operator of Kalala Organic Estate Winery in Kelowna BC. Karnail’s original background is an electrical engineer and his role as an outsider to the wine industry - as an engineer, immigrant, and Sikh - is one of both frustration and triumph. Karnail is dedicated to organic practices and draws on his Punjabi farming heritage to spend time listening to the land first. He also strongly empowers his staff and shares the successes and defeats of doing so - and why he won't stop.
#2 Severine Pinte on wine education in France, changes to vineyard management, and leaving the soil better than you found it
In this episode Severine Pinte, a managing partner at Enotecca Winery and Resorts where she oversees Le Vieux Pin and LaStella wineries, shares her early wine education in France, why she moved to BC, and the critical role education plays in becoming a better winemaker and viticulturalist. Sev's dedication to bringing up the next generation, both educationally and environmentally, is an absolute highlight.
#1 John Clerides on self-education, building a wine business, and how we can make better wine
Today’s guest is John Clerides. He is the owner of the incredibly successful Marquis Wine store, the premier wine shop in BC, as well as a number of other ventures and businesses. You’ll hear from John how he modeled his store after Kermit Lynch’s Adventures on the Wine Route, why John thinks biodynamic practices lead to better wines, why generational wine making matters, what BC and Canadian wine need to start doing, and a helluva lot more.