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#1

Hi all,

I travel a lot with work, so always on the look out for good podcasts to listen to.

Does anybody have any good recommendations for wine podcasts?


#2

I’ve not listened myself (keep meaning to) but I know Olly Smith does one called A Glass With where he has different guests on and they chat about wine.


#3

Thanks Catherine, I’ll check it out.


#4

I was going to say the same. There are a number in the US but less relevant overall to UK drinkers.

I have not listened to it, but a friend (Derek Morrison) has started a new podcast called BYO that might be worth exploring as he knows his stuff: https://www.instagram.com/BYOPodcast/


#5

Great thanks Robert, I’ll give it a listen.


#6

There’s another one featuring a good wine friend of mine, Sam Caporn MW, called It’s The Drink Talking.


#7

@Ewan. This is really good. Thanks for the recommendation!


#8

I used to listen to some of the Guild of Sommeliers podcasts when I travel and when I was preparing for my level 3 exam. They’re free and quite in depth but some of the interviewees can be quite boring. Enjoy!


#9

This isn’t a wine podcast, but a ‘craft’ beer one, and rather a good one at that. Well worth checking out:


#10

Ooh, thanks @BertieG23 - as a beer novice myself, this sounds perfectly pitched to someone of my (lack of) expertise! Any particularly good episodes I should pick out to give them a try?


#11

It is really good - it starts from the very basics, and yet features really interesting guests and beer recommendations, so something for every level. Good that it’s produced by two women, too - it helps to break down some of the stereotypes around beer.

I’d probably suggest starting at the beginning, but I do remember S2E5 ‘Good Old Beer’ being very interesting.


#12

I really enjoy the Wine for Normal People podcast. They have been going for a while so loads of podcasts on all sorts of topics. It’s the best one I have found to date.


#13

Wine skool’d is an alternative style podcast. He’s an American who sounds more like a surfer than a wine buff, but knows his stuff. Couldn’t listen to him all the time as the surfer dude fast talking format would wreck your head :joy: ?But definitely have a listen.


#14

It’s odd, I’ve only just recently got into podcasts (great for the commute, and to fight the terrible tendency to stare at a phone at that cocked-head angle that surely will lead to a uniquely 21st Century injury called “i-neck” or “Android Ache” something similar). And then I thought - I wonder if there are any good wine podcasts. First port of call: the Society’s Community. I was planning to open a topic, but searched for “podcast” first and lo and behold, here it is!

So thanks all for providing some suggestions, which I will explore with relish.

But here’s a thought: why doesn’t the Society have its own podcast? (Google search leads to this disappointment: https://www.thewinesociety.com/news-foodfor-podcast).

Some of our buyers are extremely eloquent and engaging. I wonder if this idea could be taken further…


#15

I’m sure i suggested this on another post. Podcasts provide so much love for your brand, I’m surprised your marketing department haven’t been doing more of this!

You could easily do a 30 min chat show type podcast each week with a discussion about a particular topic in wine making etc then a focus on any new bottles, new offers etc.

It doesn’t have to be flashy, just good engaging conversation and the wine itself!


#16

Completely agree. Glad there’s enthusiasm for this idea.


#17

I think it marks a wider trend in watching things online as television - i love the bbc but struggle to watch it after clearing a back-log of podcasts ftom YouTube.

Looking at the sheer amazing variety and volume of posts on here for topics should keep you going for a year + adventures in a certain region and reports on vintages.

You could also do a tasting session of 2 new feature bottles and crack open something aged and special and give a tutored tasting. Not sure if it’s worth combining it with the TWS community tasting.

Wish i could be on the staff now!


#18

I can recommend this podcast for improvement on wine knowledge and related news

http://www.thirtyfifty.co.uk/uk-wine-show.asp


#19

@Amblechops, Ive probably listened to the majority of these by now . Definitely interesting when they have specific producers on.


#20

@Nowt_in_my_glass, I think you could be on to something…:}