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Hosted by Ellen Clifford and Shaughn Buchholz, The Whine Situation pairs wines with guests’ whines! On iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud and Youtube. New episodes every Friday.
Kelly McInerney (IMDWeed, AfterBuzz, stand-up) joins Shaughn and Ellen to whine about people bailing on plans and lack of follow through in Los Angeles. They pair it with 2015 Isabelle and Bruno Perraud Petillant Naturel Gamay "Happy Bulles" they found at Vinovore. Ellen's hips sip tip is a 2012 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Meunier from Oregon. Shaughn's is a 1967 Zinfandel! It beats out Ellen's 2008 Zin for age but the lesson is this: get some old zin!They whine about how everyone is always trying to play catch-up with everyone and then...nobody catches up.Shaughn and Ellen explain what a...
Ryan O'Connell (Will and Grace, Awkward) joins Ellen and Shaughn to whine about famous Youtubers. They pair it with a Matteo Corregian Roero Arneis DOC from wine sponsor Gregory Condes Wines. The hip sip tip from Ellen is a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from Shafer named TD-9. Shaughn's hip sip tip was a super fancy Côte Rotie aka Northern Rhone Syrah.In between whining Ryan details his rocky relationship with Kim Crawford, Shaughn tells stories of Hollywood parties with Logan Paul, and Ellen spills goth life with Marilyn Manson details.Then the Los Angeles wine scene gossip gets hot fr...
Cassi Jerkins (Dumb Nerds, Jekyll's Asshole, puppetry) joins Shaughn and Ellen to whine about women in the workplace. Ellen's Hip Sip Tip was a pinot noir rosé from Gothic Wine and Shaughn's was a sparkling Vouvray from the Loire Valley.Cassi's whine is timely, as she bemoans the statistical proof of how few women there are in many industries. From there they get into how few women somms there are, Hillary's new book, and get the hot goss on puppeteering--spoiler alert, Jim Henson made being really tall a standard that can really stand in a woman's way. She also gives the lowdown on S...
Anne Lane (Groundlings, Veep, Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot) joins Shaughn and Ellen for a very special Halloween whine! She hates that you don't know what happens when you die, which paired with...not knowing what was in her wine glass! They went through a blind tasting with a mystery wine from sponsor Gregory Condes Wines but first, Ellen's hip sip tip was a full magnum of 2006 Martinelli Zinfandel. Shaughn's hip sip tip accompanied the best meal of his life at A Single Thread where an aged sake was paired with foie gras.In between contemplating life after death they discuss A...
Alyse Michele (I Love You and I Like You: A Parks and Rec Podcast, Open Houses The Series) joins Shaughn and Ellen for quite the smorgasbord of whines and wines! The Hip Sip tip from Ellen was an Inteus Rioja Alavesa Tempranillo Blanco she found at DomaineLA. Shaughn had a Ridge Zinfandel from Dry Creek valley which inspired much wine envy.Alyse's whine was about airport and airline etiquette. Before getting into the whine-appropriate wine(s) Gregory Condes Wines supplied wine to toast to Alyse's upcoming wedding: 2015 Château de Passavant Cremant de Loire.The whine appropriate w...
This week Shaughn and Ellen take the show on the road! All the way to San Diego! They took The Court of Master Sommeliers intro level course! A full two day lecture and then a killer exam! Did they pass?? You'll have to listen to find out! Join them at the glam resort and go through the process of taking the course with them: from watching the instructors imbibe on their own time to learning how to do a proper blind tasting using the deductive method!The wine of the week was a stellar Bandol rosé from sponsor Gregory Condes Wines, but plans went awry and a Ridge blend made a surprise ap...
Matt McConkey (Homophilia, Heathers, Bajillion Dollar Properties) joins Shaughn and Ellen to get to the bottom of his small plates whines. Is it the actual dining style that he hates, or the attitude behind it? Someone get him a meal on a plate! The wine pairing is a Salomon Undhof Lindberg Gruner Veltliner from Kremstal, Austria! Gregory Condes Wines is the sponsor behind this episode! We also get into the advantages of a screwcap wine!The Hip Sip Tip: Ellen tried a sweet white Port and really wanted to pair it with cinnamon toast. Shaughn had a Sancerre rosé that had all the zippy mi...
Paul F. Tompkins (Bojack Horseman, Comedy Bang! Bang!) Janie Haddad Tompkins (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Comedy Bang! Bang!) splashed by to whine about adult costume parties, and left full of Eight Arms Cellars "The Tentacle", chosen for being the perfect wine to bring to a party! A blend of Syrah, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, it's a visually cool bottle, and thoroughly swillable! Thanks to sponsor Greg...
This episode is sponsored by Gregory Condes Wines. This week Kate Herman joins Shaughn and Ellen to whine about Alexa. To combat modern woes a we go to a wine region with a long history: Burgundy. That's Bourgogne in French! Domaine Dupre Bourgogne Rouge is a pinot noir with really deep roots, pun intended. Our hip sip tips are about Argentinean varietal Torrontes and Italian DOC Cerasuolo D'Abruzzo.In the lightning round, learn where the name of the Côte d'Or came from (it's controversial!), what a monopole is, and who San Diego's wine-iest weatherman is....
It's first episode of The Whine Situation with Boardwalk Audio! And we are now sponsored by Gregory Condes Wines! Stephen Perlstein, the benevolent podcast dictator of our new network is getting married so we popped some true bubbly, a Pascal Lallement Brut Premier Cru from Chamery, to celebrate/commiserate over the whine-inducing wedding planning! Before digging in, Shaughn and Ellen share the Hip Sip Tips. Shaughn blind-tasted Aligoté and Ellen tasted a LOT of wines at the Veritas Imports tasting.We give a brief history of how champagne was invented, then get into how it was made. St...
Morgan Murphy & Robin Shorr give a berakhah and sip their way through the show while championing our neighborhood, Chris Pine and the Dodgers!...
Bryan Safi throws a drink in the face of the The Real Housewives haters! We get angry at the taste of Skinny Girl and recover with some Fingering Lake Wine!...
Dave Holmes makes a timely appearance to discuss the quickening of time! We dive into an aged Amarone to appreciate what time can bring!...
Stan Zimmerman talks about his new script Silver Foxes and being a friend in the Golden Girls era! We pair an aged Riesling to show it gets better!...
Geralyn Flood washes ashore to whine about people not paying attention in the world! We pair a lovely island white to snap us back into awareness!...
Charlie Sanders & Camille Knox take Sunset the whole way to the podcast to whine about people who hate on LA! We pair a crisp white to quench our dry mouths!...
Karla Mosley "step and repeats" her way to the show to discuss dress codes and having to get all fancy! A lounging Brunello di Montalcino keeps it upscale casual!...
Julia Pels walks up to the glass ceiling to discuss her problems with women, females and feminism! We keep is manly with a tannic Lambrusco from northern Italy!...
Deanna Cheng splashes by to unpack her hatred of idle hipsters and manbuns with a SHOCKING surprise! We meditate on Romphims and talk about Jasper Dickson's wine!...
Nate Corddry swings by the studio to defend America's most under appreciated chef Guy Fieri and to air his grief about pajama wearing travelers at the airport! We found Guy Fieri's own wine label Hunt and Ryde to aid in the discussion! It has a great crunch, good heat, spice and that bacon! You really outdid yourself Guy! ...
Christina Hepburn pulls up a chair to whine about people who have opinions about things they know nothing about! We get deep into the perfect wine for sex, contractual cuddling and sound baths! We pair a Rioja to accompany our feelings and wax in length about the aging times in the heart of Spain!...
Melanie Lynskey stops by to talk about her Misophonia! We show our favorite Kiwi the proper way to slurp and spit! Pouring her a calming glass of Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough New Zealand "On The Quiet"! Kiwi fruit is also a tasting note!...
Drew Droege stops by for a dribble to vent about people chiming in on social media! We "liked" a very special Pinot Noir to pair and help tame the crazy! Rich!...
Christine Little makes the trek to Hollywood to talk about people's lack of adventure when visiting her over the hill in the dreaded "valley"! Wine and valleys go hand and hand so we bring it to her with a lovely French Chinon for the Loire!...
Price Peterson bellies up to the bar to preach a warning about Killer Whales and how to protect mankind! We pair an Italian red to help summon our courage!...
Bryan Rucker joins the very first podcast to whine about TV critics who hate on female driven content and we pair a lovely sparkling wine to go with it!...