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Yacht Rock and Wine on the Pairs With Life Podcast

Yacht Rock: (Muskrat) Love At First Listen

Having basically come of age during the era that Yacht Rock was birthed, I have some unique insight to this music. For a 16-year-old in southern California, hell-bent on muscle cars and the pursuit of boobs, Yacht Rock was simply known as pop music – the stuff they played on The Mighty 690 AM station, mega-beamed from a zillion-watt blow torch in Tijuana. It was the stuff you had to listen to when your 8-track player was on the fritz.

Wine from Napa and Sonoma and Healdsburg

Why I Am – Errr – What I Am Drinking For Thanksgiving

2016 Yao Family Wines Napa Valley Brut Sparkling Wine. Pairs With: Seafood appetizers; caviar; assorted cheeses; the deep-seeded loathing that occurs as a result of the inevitable self-inventory you take during the holidays. Why does every party start with champagne? Because it makes everything festive and larger… Read More »Why I Am – Errr – What I Am Drinking For Thanksgiving

Boy Meets Girl

Let me tell you a story. It’s a love story, which is the best kind, and it has this amazing twist to it that I swear you will not see coming. Like all the classic love stories that have been told through the ages, it starts like this:

Vive la Difference

A month ago, I was honored to win The Monthly Wine Writing Challenge, and my award for doing so was to create the theme for this month’s challenge (#MWWC29). The theme I came up with was Winestory: The story of how and why we chose… Read More »Vive la Difference

The Perfect Day

“Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes togetherI’ve got some real estate here in my bag…” Paul Simon The other day, I was invited to a very dear friend’s wedding. At 48, I don’t go to many weddings anymore. The Bulk Wedding Years between… Read More »The Perfect Day