Book chat wine tasting event in Kansas City November 29


Join me for my first book chat wine tasting event in Kansas City on November 29! The event will be hosted by my friends at Cellar Rat Wine Merchants.

Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014, 3-5 p.m.

Background: Take a break from the weekend shopping frenzy for a “holiday happy hour” juicy book chat and wine tasting hosted by Lisa Mattson, a Kansas native 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 Lara Hale, chief editor of KC Magazine and, is sure to entertain with frank and funny banter about everything from bad sex to best Syrahs. Event features special by-the-glass pricing on J Cuvee 20 sparkling and Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon (wines featured in the book), as well as snacks. RSVP required.


What: Book chat and wine tasting with author Lisa Mattson and local journalist Lara Hale

When: Saturday, November 29, 2014, 3-5 p.m.

Cellar Rat Wine Merchants
1701 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 221-9463

Book Price: Download a digital copy of the book ($2.99) before the event. Paperback copies ($14.99) will also be sold at the event. Learn more at
Ticket Price: Complimentary
RSVP: Please RSVP on eventbrite by November 22.

About the Book: Kansas native and wine media veteran Lisa Kermashek 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 Kansas 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.

About Cellar Rat Wine Merchants: Cellar Rat Wine Merchants was founded in October of 2005 over a handshake and a glass (or several) of Montrachet, and opened its doors in August of 2006. The idea came from owner Kevin Hodge’s shared desire with his co-founders to open a smaller boutique wine shop that focused on selection, service and most importantly, quality. Learn more at or visit their Facebook page.

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