glass of wine, what would you say? Soft and velvety with a lingering finish? Earthy and masculine? Round and luscious with deep notes of cherry and chocolate? It’s a question we enjoy asking people at dinner parties to up the conversation game. Another one is, “Describe yourself as a glass of wine.” If you dare to share, come on over to our Facebook Page@ConnectedTable where we’ve asked this question.
This came to mind after reading Lisa Mattson’s delightful book, “The Exes in My Glass: How I Refined My Taste in Men & Alcohol.” This book is a fun read that documents Lisa’s progression as a young adult hell bent on leaving rural Kansas (Hello, Dorothy!) by escaping to Florida to “catch rays and men.” Working various jobs to get by (obituary writer, Cheesecake Factory waitress, bartender), Lisa earned a degree in communications and studied wine at Florida International University (FIU).
Along the way she fell in and out of love with an odd lot of men. Each chapter is punctuated by the type of beverage they (or he) imbibed at the time of the liaison. Like a fine wine, Lisa’s career, choice
of men and selection of beverages improved as she matured. She edited articles for Wine News Magazine, moved to California to run E&J Gallo’s events marketing division and then jumped back into writing and communications joining Wilson Daniels Ltd.
Today, Lisa oversees marketing and communications for Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Sonoma, and produces a multi-award winning blog, “The Journey of Jordan.” She’s become a thought leader in social media marketing for the wine business and is profiled in the July issue of Tasting Panel Magazine.
Lisa says the book took seven years to write. In it she shares a lifetime of lessons about selecting the right man and the right wine. And, yes, she finally found love with a lasting finish.
Lisa joined The Connected Table LIVE! August 17th on W4CY Radio Listen to her tips for selecting the right man and the right wine and learn more about her role at Jordan Vineyard at this link on iHeart.com. Or click here: