Event #1: Book premiere wine tasting reception at Vinos in the Grove
What: Chat, swirl and sip with Lisa Mattson (Lisa Kermashek during her Miami days)—a former Miami waitress turned California wine maven and author of The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country—as she returns to Coconut Grove. It’s the town where she discovered a taste for wine (and developed a bad taste in men)—the kind of mind-numbing romances that inspired this novel. The complimentary tasting includes four wines featured in the book (from Riunite bubbly to Jordan Cabernet), which follow the progression of the main character’s palate and her relationships.
When: Friday, November 1, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Vinos in the Grove, 3409 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133. Phone: 305-442-8840
Price: Free (complimentary wine tasting, with special pricing offered on books and wines by the glass)
RSVP: Please RSVP on eventbrite, as space is limited.
Event #2: Book chat and wine tasting with author Lisa Mattson led by author Jen Karetnick at Books & Books Coral Gables
What: Start off your Saturday ladies’ night with a book chat and free wine tasting hosted by Lisa Mattson, a former Miami waitress 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 with the author and Miami author, poet and professor Jen Karetnick, dining critic for MIAMI magazine, includes a complimentary wine tasting flight that follows the progression of the book’s main character’s palate—from Riunite bubbly to Jordan Cabernet.
When: Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Books & Books and the Café at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33133. Phone: 305-442-4408
Learn more at Books & Books.
Details for both events are also posted on The Exes in My iPod Facebook page.
Who: 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 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.
About Lisa M. Mattson
Lisa (Kermashek) Mattson is an award-winning wine blogger and former magazine editor with more than 17 years of experience in wine marketing. Her first novel, The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country, was inspired by personal experiences. Raised in Kansas, Mattson grew up surrounded by shotguns and beer cans before moving to Florida and discovering wine during college. Her wine career began in Coral Gables as an assistant at The Cellar Club at The Biltmore Hotel and a news editor at The Wine News magazine. She is currently Communications Director for Jordan Vineyard & Winery. Follow Mattson at Twitter or Facebook. Learn more about the author here.
View the book’s debut announcement press release here.