What I’m Drinking

Want to learn a little more about what I’m drinking on the Pairs With Life Podcast? Here’s your chance to take a deep dive into the wine pairings I’m creating. This is the deep, wonky wine stuff about each wine I’m drinking. Each week, I feature a new wine available from The Wine Spies, my righteous new sponsor. The Wine Spies bring you rare, amazing wines from around the world at up to 70% off the retail price. And none of it is dick wash! Click on any of the Featured Wines below to learn more about them, then click on the Buy link to get $10 off your first purchase at the Wine Spies.

2016 Altocedo Gran Riserva La Consulta Mendoza Malbec

Altocedro Malbec Gran Riserva “La Consulta”

The 2016 Altocedro Gran Riserva Malbec es muy loco, but in all the good ways. To start, Altocedro harvests from 70-year-old vines from a 107-year-old vineyard. Not unusual, especially for Mendoza malbec. BUT, then they take the harvested Malbec in whole clusters and barrel co-ferment with 4% Semillon in French oak.

Clay Shannon Cabernet Sauvignon

Clay Shannon Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 Clay Shannon Cabernet Sauvignon is almost equal parts Napa Valley and Lake County fruit, but is definitely100% Cabernet and 100% amazeballs. The featured wine pairing of episode 81: Pairs With Clay Shannon Cabernet and My Super Weird Neighbor Retail Price: $30.00 Wine Spies Price: $18.00 Use the button below to purchase this wine with my link for ONLY $8.00 ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME? BUY THIS FREAKING WINE Value Cabernet From Lake County And Napa Valley Take your …

Steele Chardonnay, Parmelee Hill Vineyard

Steele Chardonnay, Parmelee Hill Vineyard

The 2018 Steele Chardonnay, Parmelee Hill Vineyard, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley has all the character of one of the most recognized and popular Chardonnays in Sonoma…because they “Steele” their grapes. The Featured Wine Pairing Of Episode 78: Pairs with Girl Scout Cookies and Wine Retail Price: $38.00 YOUR PRICE: $19.00 Click the button below to register for the offering and GET THIS WINE FOR AS LITTLE AS $9! buy this freaking wine Parmelee Hill Vineyard See those …

2015 Beekeeper Zinfandel, Montecillo Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County

Beekeeper Zinfandel Sonoma Valley

The 2015 Beekeeper Zinfandel Sonoma Valley, from the Montecillo Vineyard in Sonoma County. Simply put, it’s officially one of my Top 3 Favorite Zinfandels of all time. So, if you don’t buy all of it, I will. The featured wine pairing of episode 79: pairs with Beekeeper zinfandel and anxiety, part 1 Retail Price: $70.00 Wine Spies Price: $39.00 buy this freaking wine 97+ Points, Connoisseur’s Guide; 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck; 94 Points & Editor’s Choice, Wine Enthusiast. …

wine label from Domaine Bourgogne-Devaux Pommard Les Vignots

Domaine Bourgogne Devaux Pommard

The 2017 Domaine Bourgogne Devaux “Les Vignots” from Pommard. To all you ‘Mericans, that’s a Pinot Noir from France. And it’s freaking delicious. The featured wine pairing of episode 80: pairs with domaine bourgogne pommard and anxiety, part 2 Retail Price: $45.00 Wine Spies Price: $25.00 Buy this freaking wine Burgundy from the hautes-Cotes Some of the more captivating bottles of value Burgundy today hail from the high-altitude, older-vine vineyards of the Hautes-Côtes.…

Galardi Terra di lavora Red Wine di Campania

The Galardi Terra Di Lavora Red Wine Di Campania is a red wine blend of Aglianico and Piedirosso. Winemaker Riccardo Coterella created this amazing vintage, which earned him Wine Enthusiast’s Winemaker of the Year. The featured wine pairing of episode 75: Pairs with Galardi Red Wine Campania and The New Hamster 96 Points – James Suckling 95 Points – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Retail price: $65.00 WINE SPIES PRICE: $39.00 buy this freaking wine Galardi cellar, home of…

2015 Sullivan Family Vineyards Petit Verdot, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Sullivan Family Petit Verdot, Rutherford, Napa

The 2015 Sullivan Family Vineyards Petit Verdot, Rutherford, Napa Valley, is going to make you smile. Of course, your teeth will be dark purple, but you’re still going to smile. The Featured Wine Pairing of Episode 76: Pairs With Sullivan Petit Verdot and Wine Trends for 2021 Retail Price: $130.00 Wine Spies PRICE: $39.00 Click the button below to register for the offering buy this freaking wine Sullivan Family + Wine Spies = WOW Last year, the Wine Spies brought you …