The Wine List September 26 2001

Wine South 2001
For the winos out there dying to try several great wines at once, check out this weekend's Wine South 2001 at Villa Christina near the Perimeter. The festival features 185 wineries and food from more than 40 restaurants. Cost is $40 per person, per day or $75 for a single two-day pass. Advance tickets only. Sept. 29-30. 12:30-5:30 p.m. Villa Christina, 4000 Summit Blvd. near Perimeter Mall, inside I-285 off Ashford Dunwoody Road. For more info and ticketing: 404-261-7080 or www.winesouth.com

Oktoberfest with corks
Forget about beer and reserve your place at the table now for Margie's Pantry Oktoberfest wine dinner. Wines from, of course, Germany will be paired with hecktenkraut (shrimp and cabbage), dumplings in broth, weinerschnitzel with spaetzle and, for dessert, apfelstruedel. Oct. 9. 7 p.m. $44 per person. 653 E. Lake Drive, Decatur. 404-377-3818.

CHEFS w/out HATS Atlanta tickets on sale now
Hot on the heels of sold-out tour dates in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, The CHEFS w/out HATS - Disco Inferno Tour is coming to Atlanta to serve up a tasty mix of wine, chefs, music and fashion at eleven50. Food & Wine Magazine, 99X, Millstone Coffee, citysearch.com, Atlanta's hottest chefs and more than 24 wineries team with Wine Brats in support of Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts.

The Atlanta stop on the CHEFS w/out HATS — Disco Inferno Tour will feature stellar appetizers by Jöel Antunes of Jöel, Shaun Doty of Mumbo Jumbo, Filippo Saporito of Terra di Siena, Anne Moriarta of Dailey's, Graham Duncan of City Grill, Guenter Seeger of Seeger's, Scott Peacock of Watershed and Jason Dauble of Acqua.

The Australian Wine Bureau will pour multiple Australian labels and sign up guests to win a trip for two to Australian Wine Country. The Bordeaux Wine Bureau will host the Education Station, which will focus on the art of Bordeaux blends. $40 advance or $50 at the door. Oct. 11. 7-11 p.m. eleven50. 1150-B Peachtree Road. For more info and tickets, visit www.winebrats.org.

Birth of a bottle
See how the winemaking process begins with a tour of Biltmore Estate's vineyards. On weekends this fall, visit the estate's vineyards of vinifera grapes for a 90-minute tour followed by a glass of wine. The cost is $15 in addition to estate admission. Tours are held Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28 at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. www.biltmore.com/visit/visit_news.html.

-- Jane Catoe

Send restaurant event information by e-mail to jane.catoe@creativeloafing.com or by fax to 404-420-1402.??

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