The Wine List October 17 2001

Star power: Sip and savor heady wines at Star Provisions in the company of gourmet foods and accessories. Sample and compare at wine tastings Fridays 7-8 p.m. But be careful. After a few glasses, you'll want to press on through to Bacchanalia. 1198 Howell Mill Road, 404-365-0410, ext. 134.

Take the Fifth: Fifth Group Restaurants, formerly known as the South City Management Group, presents a fall wine dinner series at each of its restaurants featuring Robert Mondavi Wines. Up next, South City Kitchen hosts Arrowood wines Oct. 24. Arrowood wines pride themselves on being made from grapes that come exclusively from Sonoma County. As little as possible is done to the wine to let its natural goodness come through. Each menu is a five-course dinner. $75 per person. Reservations: South City Kitchen, 1144 Crescent Ave., 404-873-7358, or e-mail southcitykitchen@mind spring.com. Also, www.fifthgroup.com.

I'll take the lo Road: And I'll get to Lo Sputino before you, take my place at the wine bar and get to drinking. On Oct. 27, the wines up for debate are Warrabilla, DeBortoli, Fox Creek and Wits End. Tastings are held the last Saturday of every month 2:30-4:30 p.m. $10 a person. Lo Sputino Wine Bar, 3005 Peachtree Road, NE Suite D. 404-237-5724.

Das Bottle: Ach, mein Gott! Chef Guenter Seeger throws his own version of Oktoberfest at Seeger's this Oct. 31. His goal, however seems not to frighten you, but to make you as big as a pumpkin with his eight-course food and German wine blitz featuring wines from Gunderloch, Robert Weil Estates and others. Reception 7 p.m.; dinner 7:30 p.m. $150 per person (oooh, there's the scary part), inclusive. 111 W. Paces Ferry Road. 404-846-9779.

The vin in Vinings Inn: Savor the flavor at the charming Vinings Inn, where every Monday is flight night. Enjoy three wines for $15 with food. 3011 Places Mill Road. 770-438-2282.

Tastes like Tuesday: Tantalize your taste buds Tuesdays at Vino! with wines from around the world. With a different theme every week, it's always a fresh experience. On Oct. 23 say hola to Spanish Reds. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 5-8 p.m. $20. 2900 Peachtree Road. 404-816-0511.??

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