Season 2, episode 2
Mallory Smith & Martin Skegg: Sunday School Wine
In this episode, Jeff and Jill catch up with the founders of Sunday School Wine. Mallory Smith and Martin Skegg teach people how to enjoy wine in real life through their (now virtual) wine education classes. Before you think we’ve gone snobby on y’all, this is not the highfalutin’, pinkies-raised wine tasting you might imagine. Martin and Mallory have been known to pair pinot noir with BBQ potato chips and to teach classes about the badass women who made Champagne a thing at the turn of the 20th century.
In this conversation, Martin, a reserved Brit, gets super uncomfortable when Jill asks him about all the feels (46:24), we find out that Mallory fell in love with Martin at a stop light (47:11) and we discuss why boundaries make everything better (35:10). We also touch on how wine earned its pretentious reputation and why it’s cool to throw out the rules.
More about Sunday School Wine
In the news:
· Haute Homebody: http://hautehomebody.com/date-night-portland-sunday-school-wine-class/
· Oregon Wine History Archive: https://oregonwinehistoryarchive.org/interviews/mallory-smith-and-martin-skegg/