The Drinks List Team

Tim Wispinski- President


Tim has worked in the  beverage alcohol industry since 1996. Before founding The Drinks List, he was BC District Manager for over 12 years with a beverage alcohol agency that represented BC brands as well as imports.  Prior to that, he had worked as a territory manager for other companies selling wine, beer, spirits, and more.   Tim is WSET Level 3 Advanced Certified.


Hannah Santillan - Office and Administration Manager


Hannah has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria and worked in hotel management after graduation.  She has also held roles in Marketing and Technical Support for technology companies such as Squirrel Systems.  Her most recent role was with the Burnaby School District as an Student Information Systems Operator, so Hannah is skilled with managing data and computer software systems.  She has a keen interest in wine and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in this area.


Vacant - Marketing Coordinator
To apply, contact Tim Wispinski





Sandy Hamilton- Portfolio Manager

Metro Vancouver, Whistler/Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast


Sandy earned his Sommelier Diploma with the International Sommelier Guild and has extensive experience in managing and buying wine for on premise accounts including Joe Fortes, Salt Tasting Room, and The Cannery.  Sandy won the Vancouver Sommelier challenge in 2010.  His most recent work experience has been as a wine buyer and manager with the wine-in-grocery stores owned by The Overwaitea Food Group.  His experience in retail and on premise helps him understand the needs of all of his customers.

Simon Cavan Taylor - Portfolio Manager

North Shore, Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley.


Simon has completed his WSET Level 3 with Distinction, but his passion for wine, spirits, and beer has driven him to go far beyond the WSET level in product knowledge.  Simon started his career as a wine consultant in the Fraser Valley working with a private liquor store.  He has worked as a sales rep in his territory for many years and he has established relationships with the buyers in this area.  

Kyle Murphy - Territory Manager

Vancouver Island, BC


Kyle is based in Victoria, BC and handles all sales issues on Vancouver Island.  Kyle has many years of experience working in retail liquor stores in Victoria for the Spinnakers Group starting back in 2006.  Since then, he has been a top sales person and held leadership roles with a few companies including Shaw and MicroServe Technologies.  Kyle's strength lies in his ability to combine his sales expertise with his keen interest in wine and spirits.


Nikki Westley - Senior Territory Manager

Okanagan, Thompson Valley, Kootenays, and Northern BC


Nikki brings many years of experience to her role having worked for other wine agencies and managed restaurants.  Her on premise skills are strong and she understands how to deliver the highest level of customer service in all sales channels including Restaurants, LRS, LDB, Grocery, and RAS.  She has her WSET level 2 certification and she did her post secondary degree at Okanagan College in Business Administration.  Nikki is proud to say that she is a 4th generation Kelowna resident, born and raised, so she and her family have been in the area for longer than most.  

Vacant - Alberta Territory Manager 
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