It’s the 100th episode of The Pairs With Life Podcast! Who’d of thunk back in December 2018 when this podcast got its start on a kitchen table that it’d grow to the over-leveraged corporate media monstrosity that it is today? To celebrate 100 episodes of… Read More »The Pairs With Life 100th Episode!
Strange but true, the idea of Natural Wine creates all kinds of controversy within the wine community. Some say Natural Wine is a misnomer, an oxymoron, or just generally bad-tasting wine. My guests on the podcast this week—winemakers Jack Sporer and Randy Czech—offer up an alternative theory…
The average person knows fuck-all about wine, which is one of the reasons why it’s so intimidating to get into appreciating this Magic Juice we love so much. Enter Michael Juergens (also known as Michael Amon), whose book Drinking Wine and Knowing Things demystifies wine with a punk rock approach.
In March of 2020, Tinder recorded its highest 1-day total of swipes: 3 billion. Without a doubt, the pandemic has cemented online dating apps as the go-to way to find the potential Love of Your Life (or perhaps Love of This Week). So, I figured it was time to revisit the scene and do a little swiping with Bethany Nicole, an LA-based writer and relationship expert.
White wine in cans: a white trash nightmare of alcoholic proportions or the next revolution in fine wine enjoyment? With summer upon us, I found four white wines in cans (well, three whites and one Rosé) and found out for myself. Well, myself and all… Read More »Pairs With The Best White Wine In Cans For The Summer
Well, here’s a bit of a touchy subject. Race. So, why is it a touchy subject? Because we don’t talk about it the way it needs to be discussed? Because the events of the last few years have brought long-suppressed problems bubbling to the surface? Or do we simply not know how to start a conversation about race?
In case I haven’t mentioned it a few hundred times, summer is my favorite time of year. Last week, Carrie Flaspohler and I talked about our favorite summer wines. This week, DJ White Chocolate drops by to talk about the best music for summer. I… Read More »Pairs With Hawk and Horse Petite Sirah and The Summer Mix (With DJ White Chocolate)
Summertime and the living is easy. And what makes it easy? Wine. Summer is the turbo-charged Cleveland V-8 of seasons, and wine is its high-octane fuel. Better still, this summer we don’t have to drink through a mask, and we can go back to invading… Read More »Pairs With The Best Wines For Summer
Weed growers have rejoiced ever since cannabis was legalized in 2016. Since then, a new kind of Gold Rush has come to Northern California. The pot industry has boomed, resulting in nearly $2B of additional tax revenue to the state annually. But does this windfall come at a cost for California’s grape growers and wineries? How much farm property can be bought up as grow lots? And are the risks that weed farms pose to some of California’s finest appellations a cautionary tale to other states considering legalization?
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.