Podcast 136 – WBC13 Podcast Breakout Session Group 1

20130614-140553.jpgThis is the first group of bloggers that attended my breakout session on Saturday morning, June 8th, 2013 in Penticton to learn how to podcast. We had only a short amount of time to learn a few skills about producing a short podcast from the ground up and here is the result – a great conversation featuring a small group and one particularly tasty bottle of wine, generously supplied by Jordan Winery.

It was a completely new experience for me to talk about podcasting, which is something that I’ve been doing now since 2009. I had a great time and enjoyed meeting, chatting, and podcasting with people from all over North America. This is truly the most international podcast that I’ve ever done and I had a blast. Thank you all for coming to see how fun wine podcasting can be!


Thanks to Allan Wright at Zephyr Adventures for asking me to present a session on podcasting and to Lisa Mattson from Jordan Winery for moderating, guiding the sessions so smoothly, and supplying a stunning bottle of Jordan’s latest Cabernet Sauvignon at the last minute for my podcast breakout sessions. Thanks also to my fellow co-presenters Melissa Voth McHugh and Monique Soltani for sharing the great fun on a Saturday morning!

Click below to listen to the podcast right here:

You can also listen to this podcast on iTunes.

People you will hear on this podcast:

Melinda Augustina from the He Said / She Said Wine Blog
Leilani Carara from The Wine Deviant
Joanne DiGeso
Brent Gushowaty from BCPinotnoir.com
Byron Marlowe @professormerlot
Cindy Rynning from Grape Experiences.com
Amy Gross from Vinesleuth.com
Valerie Stride from The Demystified Vine

A few extra notes to those intrepid podcasters who attended my session – I didn’t really have enough time to cover everything that I usually do to prepare for a podcast recording, but there are a few more tips that I didn’t get a chance to mention;

A big important one is to take a quick photo of your setup each and every time. It will help you remember what everything looked like so that when you get a great sounding recording, you can see how you did it.

Also, if you’re going to use a handheld audio recorder, use only the best (and unfortunately really, expensive) batteries like Energizer Ultimate Lithium. They are worth every penny and won’t run out in the middle of a recording. They will still get drained if your recorder is left on (or gets switched on accidentally) and then packed away after a Wine Bloggers Conference (a completely random example that I may or may not have experienced recently…) so always check to make sure and use an AC plug whenever you can.


5 thoughts on “Podcast 136 – WBC13 Podcast Breakout Session Group 1

  1. It was so fun to hear all the wonderful comments from the participants about their experiences with Jordan wine and their thoughts on the 2009. Thanks again for including us, sharing your knowledge and for posting this podcast.
    Lisa Mattson

    1. Hey Lisa,

      Podcasting and wine go so well together. Great wine makes for great conversation and I know there was some great discussions that day. Are there any Jordan Winery wines available in BC? Or maybe Washington State?

      Thanks again!


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  3. Gregg Moor

    Hooray! Glad you’ve posted. There’s nothing better than working in the garden while listening to a new podcast from Wine Country BC! 🙂

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