Pairs With Life: The Book

Paisr With Life Book cover

Pairs With Life: the book! Now available in paperback and Kindle. Click any of the buttons below to order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound (support indie bookstores!).

“Superb…loaded with laughs and sarcasm”

Publisher’s Weekly


What’s the story of the story? Here’s a brief synopsis of Pairs With Life: The Book. Forty-eight-year-old Corbett Thomas, a one-hit wonder of the 90s, now works as the lead sommelier at Napa Valley’s hippest restaurant. Set to become one of the few Master Sommeliers in the world, Corbett self-destructs during his final exam. This ruins his last chance at capturing the stardom and adoration he got a taste for in his youth.

When billionaire game designer, Brogan Prescott, asks Corbett to consult on a major vineyard acquisition, Corbett sees it as a shot at redemption. Then he learns of Brogan’s ridiculous vision of a virtual-reality, Woke Ant Colony Winery. Disgusted, Corbett decides to buy the vineyard himself and preserve its magic and history. Cashless, clueless, and with his reputation in tatters, Corbett enlists the help of his bass-player-turned-lawyer Seamus O’Flaherty, who may have finally lost his stomach for Corbett’s bad ideas; his uber-rational daughter Remy, who wants Corbett to uncork some family secrets he’d rather leave in the cellar; and Sydney Cameron, whose sudden appearance in Corbett’s life may repair his heart or shatter it forever.

If Corbett can get out of his own way long enough to purchase the vineyard first, he’ll be faced with the hardest decision of his life: take the fame and fortune he desperately craves, or save the soul of the valley he loves so much.

Author John Taylor answers 10 questions from readers

Actually, author John Taylor answers 10 (made-up) questions from (fictional) readers. Click below to watch!

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A review on Amazon of Pairs With Life: The Book

Is the Book Like The Podcast?

Is Pairs With Life: The Book like the podcast? I get asked this all the time. Pairs With Life: The Book is a fiction novel: a fun, entertaining and emotional story. Basically, it makes an excellent beach read. The Pairs With Life Podcast is hosted by me (the dude who wrote the book), but isn’t exactly about the story of the book. It’s a wine podcast about why we drink what we drink. And hell, it’s free, so why not check it out?