I can’t wait for my first book chat event in Texas, which will take place in Dallas on October 14. Hope you can join us for a juicy talk about wine, men and music. Event details are below.
What: Book chat and wine tasting with author Lisa Mattson and Hayley Hamilton Cogill
When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Veritas Wine Room
2323 N. Henderson Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206
RSVP: Limited to four tickets per person. Please RSVP online by October 10.
Gather your girlfriends for a juicy book chat and wine tasting hosted by Lisa Mattson, a Midwest transplant turned California wine maven and author of The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country. This lively Q&A discussion between Mattson and Dallas journalist and wine expert Hayley Hamilton Cogill—contributor to D Magazine, KTXD TV’s “The Broadcast” and founder of Dallas Uncorked—will cover everything from bad sex to best Syrahs. Event features special by-the-glass pricing on wines featured in the book, as well as snacks. RSVP required.
Schedule: Q&A begins promptly at 5:30 p.m., followed by book signing and wine tasting reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Event Price: Complimentary
Book Price: Download a Kindle copy of the book ($3.99) before the event. Paperback copies ($14.99) will also be sold at the event.
Background Info: Wine media veteran Lisa Mattson has released The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country, a novel that cleverly harnesses the emotion of music-triggered memories through audio speakers on mobile devices. Using a collection of ex-boyfriends’ songs, the book follows the dating disasters and pipe dreams of Miami transplant Harley Aberle, a redneck waitress from the Midwest who blossoms into a refined wine maven during her bewildering struggle to learn the difference between sex and love and the power of self-respect. View the book’s press release.
About Hayley Hamilton Cogill, CWS: Hayley Hamilton Cogill continues to inspire an appreciation and passion for wine in the Dallas community and beyond. As wine and spirits columnist for D Magazine, she travels the world looking for a completely perfect glass of wine. As President of Dallas Uncorked, she is devoted to bringing educational and entertaining wine events to the Dallas community, while donating the proceeds of each event to meaningful local and international charities since its inception in 2003 like The Stewpot, Charity: Water, The June Jones Foundation and The North Texas Food Bank. Originally a self-taught connoisseur, Hayley’s extensive research on wineries, varietals, food pairings and the art of tasting benefits members in developing a well-rounded knowledge of the subject, always with a particular emphasis on smaller, boutique, often family owned wineries. In 2005 she continued her wine education by completing the International Sommelier Guild Levels 1 & 2 Certifications, and became a Certified Specialist of Wine 2013; Hayley is also a member of the Society of Wine Educators. Follow Hayley at www.twitter.com/dallasuncorked. Learn more at www.dallasuncorked.org.
About Veritas Wine Room: Veritas Wine Room is neighborhood-friendly, award-winning, VinoPub venture dedicated to the finest Texas cheeses, Texas meats, Texas chocolates, selected imported food items and boutique wines and craft beers from around the world. Located in the middle of the burgeoning New Henderson Entertainment District in East Dallas, Veritas offers an inviting, casual atmosphere featuring eclectic furniture, a stoned-in interior fireplace, a comfortable patio and the most varied musical playlist in Dallas. Learn more at http://veritaswinedallas.com or www.twitter.com/veritasdallas.