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 36

Pairs With Ca' Momi Sparkling Wine and The Season 1 Finale

August 8th, 2019

It's the final episode of Season 1 of the Pairs With Life Podcast! Join us as we take a look back at some of the best podcasts of the season, and update you on what's been going on with the stories and the people that we've featured. For the occasion, we bust open a bottle of Heartcraft by Ca' Momi California Sparkling Wine, and toast to you, the listeners who've made this season such a success. As Christine says, make good choices, and we'll see you again for season 2 starting October 1st, 2019!

Episode 35

Pairs With Pinot Noir and Sex Talks With Kara Haug, Part 3

July 23rd, 2019

As we conclude our three-part series of sex talks with Kara Haug, we look at the future of sex: will the next generation be able to achieve intimacy or has our reliance on technology handicapped them somehow? Will sex dolls take the place of living partners in an age when you can marry an online avatar? The future, perhaps isn't a gloomy as it may seem, as Kara tries to show us a way to teach our kids to obtain not only intimacy, but agency.

Renowned sex educator Kara Haug can be reached at the website Grace Unbound and on Twitter @karalbh. 

Episode 34

Pairs With Gloria Ferrer Pinot Noir and Sex Talks With Kara Haug, Part 2

July 18th, 2019

As our three-part series continues, we uncork a vastly superior bottle to the last one, the 2013 Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir, and get down to some serious sex business. Kara offers up her opinions on the advantages of masturbation, why marriage went from a Biblical Model to a Victorian Model (and how hard it is to say which one is worse) to exposing the truth of The Enormous Clitoris. 

Got some questions for Kara? Reach out to us at stories@pairswithlife.net and we'll pass them along for you!

Episode 33

Pairs With Chardonnay and Sex Talks With Kara Haug, Part 1

July 15th, 2019

In the first of our three-part series of Sex Talks, we meet Kara Haug, nationally recognized sex educator and an expert on spirituality's relation to sexuality. Kara's perspective on removing the shame and sin from sex has made her unique in her field and among her peers. Though our bottle of Viano Chardonnay is truly mediocre, the conversation is anything but, swerving from the necessity of masturbation to the idea that God wants you to have an orgasm. We break our own rule about never discussing religion on the pod because...sex. Who knew?

To learn more about Kara Haug, visit her website at Grace Unbound.

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