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 minerality of a white with the essence of berry a la all that LaCroix he sips!
For the lightning round, we learn about the toxic Austrian wine scandal of 1985, what wine accessories hail from Austria and learn of…the OTHER Matt McConkey!!!