The Wine Podcast: Pairs With Life

Pairs With Life Podcast

The Pairs With Life Podcast is a weekly podcast on love, life, parenting, adulting, sex, relationships and all the wine that pairs with it. Hosted by John Taylor, author of the aptly-titled novel Pairs With Life, the Pairs With Life Podcast is a brutally honest, hilarious, insightful, and sometimes-inebriated conversation about why we drink what we drink.

Think of it as Wine Pairing with a Twist. Pairs with Life is a wine podcast on life – the reasons why we drink. What wine pairs with divorce? Which wine pairing is best with the chaos and anarchy of raising with kids? Is there a wine that pairs with sweeping right for the 5,000th time on Tinder because the whole thing is a face-bending fiasco? It’s that kind of wine podcast.

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A Wine Podcast On Life

Yes, sometimes we completely wonk out on wine. Sometimes we discuss all the facets of winemaking and terroir and appreciation that make wine the amazing beverage it is. But for the most part, Pairs With Life is about the mystique of wine: the intangible mojo of wine. How come we’ve been drinking this stuff for 10,000 years? Because it tastes so good? Because of the buzz? Or is it because we need a bottle of wine to get by in this crazy world?

The Pairs With Life Podcast is currently sponsored by The Wine Spies, one of the coolest online wine sellers. Each week, I feature one of their best wines in the podcast, and show you how you can buy it for up to 70% off retail…and with free shipping. Click here to learn more.

Is The Pairs With Life Podcast the same as Pairs With Life: the Novel?

In a word, no. Pairs With Life (the novel) is a fiction book. It’s the story of Corbett Thomas, a one-hit wonder of the 90s turned Napa sommelier, who finds that his last shot at redemption is to try and save an historic vineyard from the idiotic development plans of a billionaire game designer. Publisher’s Weekly calls it “Superb,” and my mom thinks it’s really cool, too. You can learn more about the book here.

Wine Podcasts Information

Here’s an article I wrote for the best wine podcasts to listen to in 2021 if you are interested in finding out more. In the meantime, please enjoy the podcast selection below.

Most Recent Podcast

Pairs With Chateau Diana Zinfandel and Post-COVID Possibilities
Pairs With Chateau Diana Zinfandel and Post-COVID Possibilities
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There’s an excitement in the air as vaccinations rise and cases fall – an excitement that’s felt all the way to the wine biz. In this episode, I interview Kathleen Wilcox and Robin Shreeves, two amazing wine writers who have formed a new company, Thinking Outside The bottle. We discuss how this innovative business uses storytelling to provide content for small wineries, and what the post-COVID wine world may look like.


On a personal level, my excitement is mixed. The mere fact that I’m finally getting the shot is reason to celebrate…so why am I feeling so anxious? In this episode, I take you along on my First Shot Journey, and figure out in real-time why I’m panicking about something for which I should feel nothing but excitement.
Of course, you’re not supposed to drink & vax, but this delicious Chateau Diana “Nouveau Rouge” Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley is whispering naughty intentions in my ear. Produced in the Beaujolais Nouveau style, it’s fruity without being jammy, with a crispness that’s out of this world. Another Wine Spies hit at only $17. Day-um.