Living The Good Life via the Wine and Jazz Experience

Written by The Jazz Gypsy

Photography courtesty of Mario, Wine and Jazz and Spaghettini
CD Artwork courtesty of Bettie Grace Minor

Wine and Jazz

Be sure and read The Jazz Gypsy Tip at the end�.it�s a great news scoop!

WineJazzGroup.jpgFor those of us who work hard we know the value of playing even harder. Enter the ultimate indulgence��..the Wine and Jazz Experience. Proprietors, smooth jazz fans and wine lovers, Mike and Cindy Nordskog, have found a winning combination by pairing smooth jazz with the finest wines delivered to your door (home or office) every two months. To celebrate the pairing, the Nordskog�s also produce Wine and Jazz Autograph Sessions for each new release. These give smooth jazz fans the rare chance to meet and talk with the artists in a relaxed and fun atmosphere and taste wine.

In just 18-months, this new company has carved out a unique niche in the smooth jazz industry with their first 10 wine and jazz packages:

Pkg. No.- Artist(s) - CD - Wine - Wine Package Release Date

10. Rick Braun & Richard Elliott, R & R, Benessere Vineyards, 9/07
09. Nick Colionne, Keepin� it Cool, Tobin James Cellars, 7/07
08. Shilts, Head Boppin� , Firestone Vineyards, 5/07
07. Michael Lington, A Song For You, Rodney Strong Vineyards, 3/07
06. Marion Meadows, Players Club, Steltzer Vineyards, 1/07*
05. Randy Singer, Harmonica Dreams, Marilyn Remark Winery, 11/06*
04. Loren Gold, Keys, Orfila Vineyards, 9/06*
03. Mindi Abair, Life Less Ordinary, Wilson Creek Winery, 7/06*
02. A. Ray Fuller, The Weeper, Gainey Vineyard, 5/06*
01. Jimmy Reed, For The Family, Irish Vineyards, 3/06*

* Although individual cd�s of these artist are available, these Wine and Jazz packages are sold out.

waj_shipment10.jpgWhat is The Wine and Jazz Experience?

  • High quality wine and smooth jazz music are paired to create a unique experience.

  • Each shipment is elegantly packaged with two bottles of wine, two winery logo glasses, one smooth jazz CD, and one specially-minted, limited numbered commemorative Wine and Jazz collector coin.

  • Vintners from each winery include messages, promotions, and special insights for their winery.

  • Featured smooth jazz musicians include letters and autographed photographs

  • Shipped to your home or office every other month.

  • Complimentary Smooth Jazz News Magazine

Each Wine and Jazz package is only $99, plus shipping and handling. Members are automatically billed and shipped to every two months (Six times a year). And individual orders and gift packages are also available.

The Jazz Gypsy Tip: Here�s the scoop on the next two Wine and Jazz packages and signings:

PeterWhiteChristmasGroup.jpgIn November, Wine and Jazz presents a special Holiday Wine and Jazz Package with smooth jazz artists Peter White, Rick Braun & Mindi Abair, featuring:

  • The upcoming �A Peter WHITE CHRISTMAS� CD, with Peter White, Rick Braun & Mindi Abair, released by ARTizen Music Group (

  • 2 bottles of specially selected wine

  • A special White, Braun & Abair Holiday Wine Glass,

  • A Commemorative Wine and Jazz Collector�s Coin

WarrenHill_Spaghettini.jpgJoin White, Braun & Abair for a special Wine and Jazz Autograph Session:

When: Sunday, November 18, 2007
Where: Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club
3005 Old Ranch Parkway
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Time: 11:00 � 3:00 pm - Reservations are highly recommended.

Also, note: In January 2008 the Wine and Jazz Experience will feature Euge Groove. In celebration, there will be a Wine and Jazz Autograph Session at a TBD date.

Brunch6.jpgThese Wine and Jazz Autograph Sessions are held during Spaghettini�s (known by the locals as �Spags�) highly popular Smooth Jazz Sunday Champagne Brunch. The White, Braun & Abair (and Euge Groove) events are sure to sell out well in advance. Make your reservations early��or you�ll miss out!

With a well-crafted and easy to navigate site, features wine and jazz packages, a smooth jazz store that sells cd�s for $11.98 or less, wine accessories, women�s and men�s apparel and artwork by noted artist Bettie Grace Miner ( . also has an extensive listing of wineries, concerts, festivals, cruises, wine tastings and related events.

Don�t forget that the reasonably priced Wine and Jazz Experience makes the perfect gift for the holiday season or a special occasion gift for the smooth jazz fan.