“The Big Sip” series spills knowledge on “sip” that matters, by highlighting and amplifying black and brown trailblazers breaking barriers in the food, wine, and arts industry. Each show provides listeners with an opportunity to learn about diverse leaders pioneering a more equitable and inclusive world by centering a wine-full and mindful conversation.

Digital Terroir: The Meme Queen's Empire

Terroir is the idea that wines made in different places will taste like that place, taking on the characteristics of the geography and culture in which they were produced. The same could be said about music –it...

Episode 27: "Para La Cultura"

Born and raised in Modesto, CA with parents from Michoacan, Mexico, Chris grew up on American culture with love for his family’s Mexican roots and customs. In Episode 27 we dive into what it means to stay...

Episode 26: "I Can Become Lo Que Yo Deseo"

I can become lo que yo deseo. This is Armando Tam’s mindset. On episode 26 of The Big Sip, Armando Tam and I joked how I didn’t really know how to introduce him because he’s involved in...

Episode 25: "Fruit in Glass"

From the beginning Jaton Gunter has always been a writer. As a young child, Jaton gravitated towards writing poetry, eventually channeling a little bit of Darius from Love Jones as he grew older. Not only was he...

Episode 24: "Cultivating Community In Wine"

Mailynh Phan is the definition of industry trailblazer full of pure joy and light! It’s been more than a decade since she began managing operations as the CEO for the Vietnamese-owned, women-run winery that’s geographically on the...

Episode 23: "The Heart of the Image"

In episode 22 of The Big Sip, I had the honor of sitting down with Jose Becerra, a skilled self-taught Latino photographer living in the East Bay Area. Looking back, he notices how everything began aligning from...

Episode 22: The Virtuous Circle

Justin Trabue is a head-strong, determined femme whose ready to slay any goal she sets her heart on–whether it’s horseback riding, co-founding a non-profit wine club, or creating a financial and equitable pipeline for future BIPOC students’...

Episode 21: "Paving a Path Forward"

Victoria Coleman is currently the Director of Winemaking and winemaker for Lobo Wines. While she passionately loves this industry, it wasn’t always on her radar. Originally, Victoria was studying Computer Science but was exposed to the world...

Episode 20: "Uncorked & Cultured"

The power of the internet is truly amazing! Two strangers connecting from opposite sides of the Coast through technology, both on a mission to amplify and elevate the BIPOC experience in wine. That’s exactly what happened when...

Episode 19: "Culture Creator"

Each story has its abstract nuances, and without words, it’s a visual artist’s language. Sakhon’s language and soul is global and boasts with curiosity. Having extensive experience, education, and training in both Interior Design & Photography, this...
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