Ok, so here we go. A taste of the keynote speeches from the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference from August.
A little bit about the two keynote speakers: Both speakers offered a complete breakfast of wine cogitations, the nutrients from which energized many of the bloggers in attendance, including myself. Both have first names that start with the letter R.
And that’s about where the similarities end. One was standing at a podium giving more of an oration that a speech. The other was sitting on a big, comfy chair riffing on thoughts the way a jazz musician improvises on a tune. Both were thrilling to hear in person, mentally energizing, and motivational in their own way which for me, made them true highlights of the conference in Portland.
There are lots of great blog entries about the Wine Blogger’s Conference and sometimes I feel that I’m just adding to all of the noise. But it’s been a month now since the conference has finished and I value the perspective that time has given me on what I got to experience with Oregon wines in Portland. Listening back to some of the audio that I recorded while I was there, I really got a strong recollection of what it was like to be there at the events. I’m not sure that I can really write about it as eloquently and effectively as other people have (check out posts by Jameson Fink and Becca Yeamans) but I will be trying to do just that over the next few weeks. If I can write as well as I can record, which will still only be half as good as the aforementioned bloggers, then hopefully it will fully encapsulate the diversity of experiences that I had at the conference.
From a decade+ vertical at a party.
Until then, here’s another round of audio interviews from the 2012 Wine Blogger’s Conference in Portland featuring bloggers and industry people from BC, California, Oregon, Boston, and Italy. Cheers from wine country!
I’ll be off in a few days to attend the Wine Blogger’s Conference in Portland, Oregon where the weather will be hotter and more humid than in the Okanagan. This will be my second time attending this conference and I’m very much looking forward to it. The conference has grown in size since 2010 in Walla Walla and technology has changed a little since then as well so it will be interesting to see what everyone’s up to.
This summer has been busier than I’d anticipated and every summer I try to keep the blog posts, podcasts and now vidcasts coming but getting time to edit audio and video along with 3 jobs and promoting The Gala Vanters’ CD “On Black Sage Road” has really made me need to slow down. Unfortunately I will be leaving a couple of projects in mid-edit, including the podcast recorded at the Simlkameen BBQ championship, which is coming together slowly but surely. The video will be completed as soon as I record some new, Similkameen-inspired music to accompany it.
So, things will be happening, just not as quickly as I’d hoped. Thanks for all your comments, tweets, and fb messages. There will be lots more BC wine to talk about this year.