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Pairs With 2016 Dow Port Wine and New Music With DJ White Chocolate

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Pairs With 2016 Dow Port Wine and New Music With DJ White Chocolate
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For me, there’s nothing like a glass of 2016 Dow Port Wine to get the music-juices flowing. So when I got to pop open a bottle of this amazing 98-Point vintage, I knew it was time to start spinning. Spinning records, that is. In this… Read More »Pairs With 2016 Dow Port Wine and New Music With DJ White Chocolate

Stories From The Edge of The Wine Glass, Part 1: Wasted

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Stories From The Edge of The Wine Glass, Part 1: Wasted
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Wasted. Dude, you’re so wasted! Wasting time. Wasted days and wasted nights. In this first part of a four-part series, we listen to stories centered around a common theme: Wasted. I am joined by storytellers Stuart Jacobson and Miyo Yamauchi, as well as a visit by… Read More »Stories From The Edge of The Wine Glass, Part 1: Wasted

Clay Shannon Cabernet and My Super Weird Neighbor

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Clay Shannon Cabernet and My Super Weird Neighbor
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Everybody’s got one: the super weird neighbor who says super weird stuff and does super weird things. My fossilized-dog loving, babyless baby carriage-strolling neighbor is mine. Fortunately, there’s the 2017 Clay Shannon Cabernet from the folks at Wine Spies to make life a little better. I also have a… Read More »Clay Shannon Cabernet and My Super Weird Neighbor

Pairs With Pommard Bourgogne and Anxiety, Part 2

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Pairs With Pommard Bourgogne and Anxiety, Part 2
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In the final part of my 2-part series, I continue examining my personal journey with anxiety: medications, therapy, lifestyle changes, more medications, self-medications, all leading to some major revelations. Of course, Wine Therapy is always key to the…

Pairs with Beekeeper Zinfandel and Anxiety, Part 1

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Pairs with Beekeeper Zinfandel and Anxiety, Part 1
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As one of the mellowest, live-and-let-live kind of guys on the planet, I never thought anxiety would ever be a part of my life. Turns out, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults or 18.1% of the popul…

Pairs With Girl Scout Cookies & Wine

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Pairs With Girl Scout Cookies & Wine
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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! This year is a little different, as my 9-year-old Girl Scout veteran can attest to. All cookie sales are online, as COVID has literally shut the door on person-to-person sales. But why not make the most of it and combine the …

Pairs With Sullivan Petit Verdot and Wine Trends For 2021

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Pairs With Sullivan Petit Verdot and Wine Trends For 2021
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There’s little doubt that COVID-19 has had an impact on the wine industry, but few understood how massive that impact was until the release of the Silicon Valley Bank 2021 State of The Wine Industry Report. This week, I talk with four thought leaders and…

Pairs With Galardi Red Wine Campania and The New Hamster

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Pairs With Galardi Red Wine Campania and The New Hamster
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I’VE GOT A SPONSOR! The Wine Spies, for some bizarrely unknown reason, decided to sponsor the podcast! So the day has finally come where I can bathe myself in free wine while a naked Anne Hathaway makes it rain with Ben Franklins (hey, it’s my fantasy). …

The Pairs With Life New Years Special!

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The Pairs With Life New Years Special!
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It’s 2021! At last, the 24/7 dumpster fire that was 2020 has reached its inauspicious end, and a new beginning is upon us. so, is it time for New Years Resolutions, or should we just commit to breathe in and then breathe out and say that’s the most we sh…

The Pairs With Life Christmas Special!

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The Pairs With Life Christmas Special!
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Happy Holidays! Let’s celebrate the end of one of the worst years ever with Seasons Greetings and Yuletide Cheer! (Someday, I’m going to Google Yuletide and find out what the hell it means). On this year’s Christmas Extravaganza, we feature food writer K…