We’re back! After a too-long hiatus – complicated by the nasty viral situation – JT and Christine return to the Pod and pick up where they left off…again, with the possible exception of this nasty virus situation. Through the miracle of modern technology, we’re able to stay quarantined but “socialize” anyway, which only means that we each have to drink our own wine. While Christine enjoys a nice 2017 Rock Wall Fiano and JT hits a bottle of the 2016 Bodega San Valero “Celebrities” Old Vine Granacha, we talk about all the cool and not-so-cool things going on in life…not the least of which is how this quarantine is affecting people’s relationships.
Pairs With Rock Wall Fiano and The Quarantine, Part 1
- by John Taylor
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