A Podcast About Why We Drink What We Drink


Not Just Another Wine Podcast...

Pairs With Life is more than a podcast about what we drink: it’s a series of candid, funny and insightful conversations about why we drink. Writer, musician and wine expert John Taylor, along with Napa insider and lifestyle brand guru Christine Trice, focus on stories of life, love, parenting, adulting and sex…and the wines that pair with all of it.

With new episodes each Monday and Thursday, John and Christine bring you commentary and perspective along with experts in the world of relationships, parenting, entertainment and of course, wine. 

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Episode 16

Pairs With Bubbles, Vasectomies and The Hit List

April 18th, 2019

With half a bottle of Yao Ming Napa Valley Brut Sparkling Wine left, we decide to keep the mics live and just spew out whatever is on our mind on a Saturday night. Strangely, that turns out to be JT's bizarre vasectomy story and the celebrities with whom we get a Free Pass For Sex. It's not only an adult conversation, it's proof positive why adults shouldn't be allowed to drink.

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Episode 15

Pairs With Yao Ming Brut and Dating Before & After Marriage

April 15th, 2019

What's the difference between dating before you get married and dating after divorce? Do you need to "sow your oats" and get all the crazy out before saying "I do," or does the real crazy not even start until after you've said "I don't anymore?" And for that matter, is dating better when you're not even looking to get married anymore? 

We pop open a bottle of the 2016 Yao Ming Napa Valley Brut Sparkling Wine and let the bubbles and the conversation flow, from Christine's change of heart about marriage & kids to JT's confession of his Man Slut past. What better way to spend a date night?

Check out JT's new blog post, 3 Ways Your Cat Secretly Hates You, now up on The Pairs With Life website!

Episode 14

Pairs With Wine You Can Get For A Nickel

April 11th, 2019

A nickel spent on a crappy bottle of wine is still a nickel wasted, so we decided to head out to BevMo for their annual "5 Cent Sale" and create a Buyer's Guide of our Top 5 Choices. We found some of our favorite varietals - Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc - from some of our favorite areas: Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and Russian River Valley. 

So join us as we each choose our Top 5 and explain why we find so much joy in a bottle of wine under $15 bucks (and strangely, it has a lot to do with The Beastie Boys, sex and not getting child support). We're posting pictures of each of our Top 5 on our Instagram account, so Follow and get all learned on what to drink and what to avoid.

Tickets are now available for the Pairs With Life Podcast LIVE Confession Session And Launch Party Friday, May 17th! Click HERE to purchase!

Episode 13

Pairs With Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc and Finding Your Fire

We all have passions...or do we? Is it better to live a safe and comfortable life or to find the spark that sets you on fire? But not, like, the literal fire that burns the flesh off your skin in excruciating horror. That choice would be kinda obvious, and then we wouldn't have a podcast.

We are joined on the podcast - like it or not - by Jazzy, JT's cat, whose single-minded determination to knock over microphones and rip apart Christine's cashmere sweater is evident in all the background noise (and swearing from the hosts). 

Pairing with fuel for the soul this week is the 2017 Joel Gott California Sauvignon Blanc. The price is righteous, and the consistency of quality is worth talking about. So...we talk about it. 

And hey! We're kicking off our first live event!

It's The Pairs With Life Podcast LIVE Confession Session Launch Party!

Friday, May 17th at JaM Cellars in Napa, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

For our debut live event, we present The Confession Session: an opportunity for the audience to anonymously confess their own honest stories...with a little help from the hosts, and of course, wine.

Members of the audience can submit their anonymous confessions & stories and drop them in the hat (or use our anonymous online form available when you purchase your tickets). Christine and John will take turns drawing from the hat and read them aloud to the audience, all the while sharing their infinite wisdom. Own it if you want...or keep your dark secret a secret. This is your night!

Confessions, true stories, embarrassing questions...all are welcome! It's an evening of real conversation, laughs, hugs and wine! Did we mention wine? The tasting room will be open exclusively for our guests. There are only 50 tickets available for this intimate event and we expect tickets to sell out quickly!

 Live music performance by singer/songwriter Zak Fennie!

Photo booth experience provided by Party Pixel Booths!

 All general ticket sales include a sparkling wine toast. Reserved VIP Booth includes a bottle of JaM Cellars Sparkling Wine.

Click HERE to learn more and purchase your tickets!

Episode 12

Pairs With Hall Cabernet and Uncomfortable Sex Talks With The Spawn

April 4, 2019

Drinking a smooth glass of Napa Cabernet is easy. Talking to your 16-year-old about having sex in the house is not. But we know this: it's a lot easier after that second glass. Or bottle. Opinions run the spectrum like Usain Bolt, from "I'm locking my kid in the closet until she's 30" to "I trust my child and she can get all kinds of nasty in her own home." Do we have the answers? Of course we do. All of them. That's why you listen.* Join us in the conversation here and on our Facebook page!

*We don't have any answers and you totally shouldn't listen to us.

Join us Friday, May 17th from 7pm to 9pm at JaM Cellars in Napa for The Pairs With Life Confession Session Live! Join our Mailing List for more information on tickets!

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