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Experience the craft of wine with Sip On This, the podcast that brings the wine tasting experience directly to you. Swirl, see, sniff and sip. Listen, learn and laugh.


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Experience the craft of wine with Sip On This, the podcast that brings the wine tasting experience directly to you. Swirl, see, sniff and sip. Listen, learn and laugh.






Sip On This - Episode 18 - Oak Farm Vineyards

Sip On This - Episode 18. While tasting some unique varietals, including Albarino and Fiano, we play a fun vocabulary game in this episode of Sip On This with the winemakers of Oak Farm Vineyards from Lodi, California. Do you know what #enology is? We learn about this and many other wine terms in this informative podcast. Visit to see pictures from the scenic tasting room and plan your visit to Lodi. And remember to post your pics on Instagram and tag @rogerloveswine.


Sip On This - Episode 17 - Napa Valley Life Magazine

Sip On This - Episode 17. In this special podcast episode, we not only taste good wine, but have an in depth conversation about the wine lifestyle with the President and Owner of Napa Valley Life Magazine, Kevin Evans. We discuss our top places to visit in Napa, including wineries, restaurants, hotels and resorts. Tune in to Sip On This and check out Napa Valley Life Magazine to help plan your trip to Napa and Sonoma. Enjoy this podcast and visit us at and on Instagram...


Sip On This - Episode 16 - Tenuta Luce

Sip On This - Episode 15. We travel to the Tuscany region of Italy, to the village of Montalcino, and taste the elegant wines of Tenuta Luce, a winery that began as a collaboration between Italian vintner Vittorio Frescobaldi and his American friend Robert Mondavi. In this episode, Luce's Technical Director, Stefano Ruini, leads us in a tasting of their best Sangiovese and Merlot expressions. Just as the name Luce means light, there is a warm vibrancy that characterizes their wine. Enjoy...


SIp On This - Episode 15 - La Crema

Sip On This - Episode 15. We visit La Crema's tasting room in the town of Healdsburg in Sonoma, California. It's a label that is widely known but what you may not know is that this winery focuses mostly on cooler climate areas, including Monterey and the Russian River Valley, which makes their wines more delectable. Join winemaker, Craig, as he profiles their fine Rose of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. Visit to see pictures from La Crema hip tasting room and plan...


Sip On This - Episode 14 - Domaine Carneros

Sip On This - Episode 14. Domaine Carneros is truly the quintessential Napa Valley experience. The chateau, on the southern tip of Napa, is easily accessible from San Francisco but reminiscent of France. The portfolio of sparkling and Pinot Noir wines will transport you into a romantic, noble place. Join winemaker Eileen Crane as she guides us on a tasting of their dynamic California sparkling wines, including Brut, Ultra Brut, Rose and a bonus tasting of limited production Le Reve -- all...


Sip On This - Episode 13 - Purple Heart

Sip On This - Episode 13. This is truly a wine with a purpose. We honor and salute our American Veterans with this special episode of Sip On This featuring the Purple Heart Merlot-based blend. Purple Heart Wines makes an annual donation to the Purple Heart Foundation, an organization dedicated to serving the needs of military men, women and their families. In this episode, we speak with the longtime winemaker for the Mondavi family and veteran, John, who passionately shares his conviction...


Sip On This - Episode 12 - Silverado

Sip On This - Episode 12. Silverado Vineyards is one of my go-to wineries in Napa because of the full effect: good wines, superfriendly, knowledgable and entertaining wine educators and the most amazing panoramic views of Napa. It's a must visit destination. Silverado produces a large variety of very accessible wines. Visit us at and join us in the tasting of the line-up of their dynamic Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.


Sip On This - Episode 11 - Tuck Beckstoffer

Sip On This - Episode 11. Making red blend wines is a craft and Tuck Beckstoffer does is with elegance. In episode 11, Roger visits Tuck Beckstoffer Wines which makes limited-production yet highly sought-after wines. Their Cabernet-based red wines have unique personalities. And each label has a lovely story attached to it. Visit us at and learn how to get an allocation of these luxurious wines.


Sip On This - Episode 10 - Schramsberg

Bubbles! In episode 10 of Sip On This, Roger and J'nai visit Hugh Davies, the second-generation owner and winemaker of Schramsberg, one of the oldest wineries in Napa. Hidden in the Diamond Mountain, just near the Calistoga district of Napa, Schramsberg is well-known for it's sparkling wines which has been served in the White House with every Administration since President Richard Nixon. Learn about Schramsberg's wide-ranging line of sparkling wines and the Davies label which includes Pinot...


Sip On This - Episode 9 - Hewitson

Sip On This - Episode 9. We go on an adventure to Australia - the Barossa Valley region specifically - to taste wines from some of the oldest vines in the world. In episode 9, Roger and J'nai chat with Hewitson winery's proprietor, Dean and sample decadent #riesling, #blend, #shiraz and two #mouvedre. Come taste the history of this old vine winery! Visit us at and we'll take you on this wondrous journey down under!


Sip On This - Episode 8 - The Farm Collective

Sip On This - Episode 8. Love Now More Than Ever - it's a simple yet profound message promoted by the Tank Garage Wines. In episode 8, Roger and J'nai visit The Farm Collective who produces wine for three labels: Tank Garage Wines, T-Vine Winery and James Cole Estate Winery. Each property has a unique personality with dynamic wines. The winemaker, Bertus, walks us through the wide-ranging portfolio of wines, including #rose, #redblend and their must drink #zinfandel. Visit us at...


Sip On This - Episode 7 - Chimney Rock Winery

Sip On This - Episode 7. All the elements come together to make some of the most pristine wine from Napa's award-winning Stag's Leap District. Hosts Roger Chiang and J'nail Gaither visit Chimney Rock Winery, which easily accessible along the Silverado Trail, and is part of the Terlato Family. In an informative conversation, esteemed winemaker and General Manager, Elizabeth, takes us on a journey of some rare and highly sought-after wines. The wines featured in the episode include the elegant...


Sip On This - Episode 6 - Rutherford Hill Winery

Sip On This - Episode 6. If you simply want a fabulous day, go chill atop the hill at Rutherford Hill Winery which has marvelous views of Napa Valley or escape to their hidden wine cave. Hosts Roger Chiang and J'nail Gaither visit this spectacular winery, which is part of the Terlato Family, in the Rutherford AVA of Napa, California. In a lively conversation, esteemed winemaker, Marisa, and Hospitality Director, Joe, give unique insights into the wine-making and tasting processes. The wines...


Sip On This - Episode 5 - Charles Krug Winery

Sip On This - Episode 5. Hosts Roger Chiang and J'nail Gaither visit the legendary and historic Charles Krug Winery, in the St. Helena AVA of Napa, California. This episode features Angelina Mondavi, a fourth generation winemaker from the esteemed wine family. Jim, the General Manager, leads a tour of the majestic property and offers a special sampling of their 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay directly from the cement egg fermentation tanks. Featured in this episode are the Cabernet...


Sip On This - Episode 4 - Beaulieu Vineyard

Sip On This - Episode 4. Hosts Roger Chiang and J'nail Gaither visit Beaulieu Vineyard, the iconic winery in the Rutherford AVA of Napa, California. Wine educators Robert and Ed lead the unique wine tasting experience - a vertical and horizontal wine tasting - featuring their Clone and legendary George de Latour wines. Robert also shares a special wine - a 1970 Cabernet Sauvignon. We sipped on six #cabernet wines. Visit us at


Sip On This - Episode 3 - Beringer Winery

Sip On This - Episode 3. Hosts Roger Chiang and J'nail Gaither visit the iconic Beringer winery in Napa, California which is also known for being California's longest continually operated winery - even through the Prohibition period. Wine educators Ryan and Ed lead the wine tasting experience featuring many of Beringer's single vineyard and private reserve wines. We sipped on #chardonnay #merlot and four #cabernet wines. Visit us at


Sip On This - Episode 2 - Etude Winery

Sip On This - Episode 2. Hosts Roger Chiang and J'nai Gaither visit the elegant and sophisticated Etude winery in Napa Valley, California. Featuring special guest sommelier Ed Lee and wine educators Robert and Charlie. This episode features Etude's delectable Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir wines. Ed also does a blind tasting - listen to see if he accurately identifies the wine! This is a winery you must visit for an elevated wine tasting experience. Visit us at


Sip On This - Episode 1 - Chateau St Jean Winery

Sip On This - Episode 1. In this inaugural episode, hosts Roger Chiang and J'nail Gaither visit the legendary and charming Chateau St. Jean winery in Sonoma, California. Wine educator Damon leads the wine tasting experience featuring CSJ's Pinot Grigio from Carneros, the La Sul Chardonnay from the Petaluma Gap AVA, the Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley and the 2014 and 2004 marquee Cabernet Sauvignon named Cinq Cepage. Visit us at


Sip On This - Episode 0 - Podcast Introduction with Hosts Roger Chiang and J'nai Gaither

Sip On This podcast - Episode 0. Trailer for the new wine podcast series. Hosts Roger Chiang and J'nail Gaither bring the wondrous experience of wine tasting to the audience, visiting one Napa or Sonoma Valley winery in each episode. Learn how to swirl, sniff, see and sip wine and expand your wine knowledge in this engaging and fun podcast. Visit us at