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The Exes in My iPod book premiere and wine tasting at J Vineyards & Winery

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J Vineyards & Winery 11447 Old Redwood Hwy Healdsburg, CA 95448

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Join us for a book chat and wine tasting with author Lisa Mattson
led by award-winning author, speaker, wine consultant and television host Leslie Sbrocco

Start off your Saturday ladies' night with a book chat and wine tasting hosted by Lisa Mattson, a Kansas 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 with the author and Leslie Sbrocco, author of The Simple & Savvy Wine Guide and Wine for Women and host of Check, Please! Bay Area, will be followed by wine and food pairings by J Vineyards & Winery. Q&A begins promptly at 6 p.m. in the Legacy Lounge.

What: 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. Download a digital copy ($4.99) before the event. Paperback copies ($13.99) will also be sold at the event.

Lisa Mattson authorAbout the Author: 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 South Florida at The Cellar Club at The Biltmore Hotel and The Wine News magazine. Since moving to Northern California in 2001, Mattson has worked for E&J Gallo Winery, Wilson Daniels Ltd. and is currently Communications Director for Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

About Club J Lounge: The Club J Lounge is an exclusive and complimentary event for each Club J membership plus one guest.
Featured Wines at this event: J Brut Rose, J 2007 Vintage Brut, J Vineyards 2011 Robert Thomas Vineyard Pinot Noir, J Vineyards 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris and J Vineyards 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

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