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 that I’ve found—and some I’ve created myself—and give you all sorts of quasi-relevant information about it. There are even links to purchase the wine directly.

Three bottles of the best low price pinot noirs, the Tous Les Jour California Pinot Noir on a shelf underneath the Pairs With Life Cellars logo
The Best Low Price Pinot Noir? It’s One of My Favorite Things

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. I’m not one of those wine writers who scour the internet and store shelves for the best low-price wine. (I am also not a wine writer. I&#821…

A bottle of the 2017 Fogelson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley
Wine lovers Are All Polyamorous

How can polyamory not be complicated? Just dealing with one person—one friend, one lover, one spouse—is so complicated that it takes twelve roses to find your perfect mate on The Bachelor. Twelve!

3 bottles of wine created by Pairs With Life Cellars
Pairs With Life Cellars: A Wine Marketer Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

The bottom line is, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in the wine business. I have tasted thousands of wines. I’ve watched wineries and trends come and go. I have taken to these pages t…

A bottle of 2016 Boatique Winery Petite Sirah from Lake County
Boatique Petite Sirah 2016, Lake County

If I’m going to be honest (and I am at least 31% of the time), I’ve only been a moderate fan of Petite Sirah in the past. Typically, the massive tannins, which are a signature of the varietal, overwhe…

A bottle of Erickson & Caradin 2017 Bloom & Bramble Sonoma County Chardonnay
Erickson & Caradin 2017 Bloom & Bramble Sonoma County Chardonnay

The Erickson & Caradin Bloom & Bramble is Sonoma County Chardonnay just the way you love it: crisp, dry, delicate, and refreshing, with hints of (all the high-falutin’ sommelier words inserted here). …