Ray Fister is not an amateur. Ray has over 40 years experience as an audio engineer and got into the podcast game before it was cool, trendy and barely a sensation. There’s something about that kind of wisdom.

That’s what I remember most about my interview with Ray.

His advice is like that of an old friend. It’s not cutesy, but a reality check that slaps you in the face.

I had such a great time talking to Ray. In fact, he gave me over an hour of his time, so there is about 20 to 30 minutes that didn’t make the final cut. But that said, I had to take Ray’s advice and be ruthless as an editor.

Ray’s interview is one I continued to revisit, and I hope you do the same.

“I’m living two of my passions. How ridiculous is that?”

Ray Fister

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About Ray Fister

Ray Fister is a professional audio engineer as well as a wine podcast producer. He is the owner of 5th Floor Recording Company in Milwaukee, a commercial recording studio, and Life Between the Vines, a website featuring a blog plus audio and video stories recorded with wine experts around the world.

Originally from Cleveland, Ray is also a regular contributor to Milwaukee’s NPR affiliate WUWM Lake Effect program.
Life Between the Vines has featured audio interviews with such wine industry folks as Mike Grgich, John Shafer, Robin Lail, Bill Harlan, Carissa Mondavi, Jeff Buncschu, Steve Burgess, Tim Mondavi, Jean-Charles Boisset, Linda Neal, Hailey Trefethen, Cyril Chappellet, Tor Kenward, Aaron Pott, Aron Weinkauf, Pam Starr, David Ramey, Bruce Cakebread, Susan Groth, Darioush Khaledi, Jean Hoefliger, Tony Terlato and many more.

Our goal with Life Between the Vines is simply to make wine less scary. As we like to say, wine shouldn’t be a homework assignment.

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Published by Brian McCann

Brian McCann started his wine journey out of luck, faith and confidence, and often times the complete opposite of all those things. Ultimately, he left his 9-to-5 and found himself in wine. His heartbreak grape is Syrah.

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