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Pairs With Glutenberg and (Almost) Being A Rock Star

Pairs With Glutenberg and (Almost) Being A Rock Star

July 9, 2019

Just when we planned on talking about the challenges of taking kids on vacation, Christine commandeers the podcast and takes a left-hand turn, putting JT in the hot seat about his attempted-rock-star past. Join us as JT spills the goods about the band's early days in LA, signing with Atlantic Records, life on the road, and the ultimate lesson about trying to make the big time. And yes, as un-rock as it may sound, Glutenberg is a gluten-free beer we picked up at Trader Joes. Same amount of alcohol, though, so the rock is still intact.

Want to hear the music in question? Check out The Uninvited.

Pairs With Champagne Ernest Rapeneau and Self Care

Pairs With Champagne Ernest Rapeneau and Self Care

June 30, 2019

What do you do to relieve the stress? Do you set aside time to take care of yourself? We do, as the copious amounts of wine will testify. But pounding a bottle of your favorite bubbly, like this insanely value-priced Champagne Ernest Rapaneau, does not constitute an entire self care regimen, unless you consider a hangover to be "self care." In this episode, Christine & JT - two professional-grade hedonists - give you some tips on how to put yourself first from time to time. Because everyone wants you to stop being a dick. Seriously.

Pairs With Two Rivers Cider and Summertime

Pairs With Two Rivers Cider and Summertime

June 27, 2019

Summertime and the livin' is, well, maybe not as easy as we hoped. With the kids out of school and daylight stretching past 9pm, parenting can require more alcohol than previously expected. Fortunately, we've got all the solutions for that. Or maybe not. Maybe we just bitch about it. For Episode 31, we convene at Two Rivers Cider Company in Sacramento to chat about all things summer and pound yummy hard ciders. We even did a professional video shoot of the podcast, which we'll air on our YouTube Channel later this week! 

Pairs With Aiken Pinot Noir and Grown-Up Shenanigans

Pairs With Aiken Pinot Noir and Grown-Up Shenanigans

June 24, 2019

No doubt about it, grown-ups need to get crazy, too. Just because you've got a few kids and a dozen other responsibilities doesn't mean you're already dead. In fact, the more steam you've got, the more you need to blow it off. In this episode, Christine personifies this truth with the story of her recent shenanigans at Auction Napa Valley with Joel Aiken, creator of the delicious 2013 Sonoma Mountain Sonoma County Pinot Noir we're drinking. Let's just say it involves a late night, too much wine, garden decorations, compromising photos and the authorities...

Pairs With Bianconello and Dating Prequalifiers

Pairs With Bianconello and Dating Prequalifiers

June 12, 2019

So you've met someone new and it's time for that exciting, revealing, mysterious first date! But is it really that mysterious, or did you already vet this candidate more thoroughly than an FBI background check? As kids and jobs and life monopolize our time, our likely MO is to prescreen our dates before hopping in that Uber. But does a pre-cocktail DNA test and credit check take all the romance out of a date, or does it help guarantee the spark will be there?

JT and Christine day-drink a bottle of the 2016 Nello Olivo Bianconello White Wine Blend and discuss the pros and cons of knowing your date before you date, and how it just might increase the odds of a Home Run...

Pairs With The Maren Conrad Story

Pairs With The Maren Conrad Story

June 6, 2019

In this special episode, Christine interviews Maren Conrad, whose personal story is one of simultaneous tragedy and redemption. Conrad, a fine artist and muralist of worldwide recognition, talks about how she developed her mission to create beauty in spaces where she used to be afraid to walk, and how that mission is a metaphor to her incredible life story.