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Pairs With Hawk and Horse Cabernet and The Soapbox Marathon

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Pairs With Hawk and Horse Cabernet and The Soapbox Marathon
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Hawk and Horse Cabernet? Pairs with the shit you wanna say. That’s right, grab yourself a glass of Hawk and Horse Cabernet Sauvignon, compose your thoughts for a two-minute gripe, and get on the soapbox. There have been things on my mind as of late, so I decided to do a marathon session on the soapbox. Don’t worry, each grievance is still only two minutes long, so if one offends your delicate sensibilities, you can fast-forward to the next. Oh, and my cat gets in on the action, too, ’cause everyone’s got something to bitch about around here, though some of us are less concerned about Cat Chow vs. Iams.

Pairs With DRNK Chardonnay and Blockchain Wine

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Pairs With DRNK Chardonnay and Blockchain Wine
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Earlier this month, Yao Family Wines in Napa became the first winery in history to release a wine online with an NFT (a non-fungible token). Will this revolutionary new way of releasing and marketing wine be the wave of the future?

Pairs With Chateau Diana Zinfandel and Post-COVID Possibilities

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Pairs With Chateau Diana Zinfandel and Post-COVID Possibilities
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Actually, you’re not supposed to drink Chateau Diana Zinfandel (or any other wine for that matter) when you get your vaccine shot. But the mere fact that I’m finally getting the shot is reason to celebrate…so why am I feeling so anxious?

Pairs With “UN” Uva Nocturna Garnacha and AITA Stories, Part 2

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Pairs With "UN" Uva Nocturna Garnacha and AITA Stories, Part 2
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“Am I the asshole?” AITA questions are a moral conundrum. But when you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Carrie Flaspohler, better known as the Instagram Wine Queen @drinkwithcarrie, joins me to wrap up this 2-part series on AITA questions submitted by listeners. Am I the… Read More »Pairs With “UN” Uva Nocturna Garnacha and AITA Stories, Part 2

Pairs With Gravel Bed Red and Am I The Asshole? Part 1 (with Guest Co-Host Carrie Flaspohler)

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Pairs With Gravel Bed Red and Am I The Asshole? Part 1 (with Guest Co-Host Carrie Flaspohler)
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We’ve all had that situation where we’ve made a tough call in a personal situation and are left asking, “wait a sec…am I the asshole?” In fact, it’s what I love most about the original Star Trek. Captain Kirk, exhausted from screwing aliens from one… Read More »Pairs With Gravel Bed Red and Am I The Asshole? Part 1 (with Guest Co-Host Carrie Flaspohler)

Pairs With Janzen Cabernet And A Pilgrimage To Napa

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Pairs With Janzen Cabernet And A Pilgrimage To Napa
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While tasting this amazing 2016 Janzen Cabernet, I couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong. Not with the wine—it’s another spectacular find from The Wine Spies—but with me. Something empty. Something angsty. I realized I’d been at this desk and in the house and… Read More »Pairs With Janzen Cabernet And A Pilgrimage To Napa

Pairs With Skinner Vineyards Grenache and The Top 3 Wine And Sex Facts

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Pairs With Skinner Vineyards Grenache and The Top 3 Wine And Sex Facts
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Wine and sex have been a winning combination for the last 8,000 years. Turns out some guy in South Caucasus decided the Best Date Night Ever would be to dig up the grape juice he buried the winter before and drink it under the stars.… Read More »Pairs With Skinner Vineyards Grenache and The Top 3 Wine And Sex Facts

Pairs With Sexual Harassment at The Court of Sommeliers: Interview With Dallas Wine Chick

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Pairs With Sexual Harassment at The Court of Sommeliers: Interview With Dallas Wine Chick
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On October 29th, 2020, an article appeared in the New York Times reporting on widespread sexual harassment of Master Sommelier candidates and other women affiliated with the Court. Unfortunately, most women saw this as just another day in the wine business, if not corporate American in general.… Read More »Pairs With Sexual Harassment at The Court of Sommeliers: Interview With Dallas Wine Chick

Pairs With Transporter Cabernet and Becoming Your Parents

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Pairs With Transporter Cabernet and Becoming Your Parents
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There comes a point in every person’s life—that one, seminal moment—when you realized you are becoming your parents. Maybe you blurt out that one thing your mother always said, or you find yourself telling Dad Jokes…like, the very same Dad Jokes your dad told. Is… Read More »Pairs With Transporter Cabernet and Becoming Your Parents

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