The Wine List October 31 2001

Not just tequila at Agave: Agave branches out with a four-course Alexander Valley Vineyards wine dinner featuring a Chardonnay, a Gerwurtztraminer, a Cabernet Sauvignon and Red Zinfandel paired with oysters, shrimp margarita salad, ribeye and jumbo scallops over a spicy arbol chile tomato puree with Yukon gold smashed potatoes and asparagus, and a peanut butter mousse pie respectively. $55 per person. Monday, Nov. 5. 7 p.m. Agave, 242 Boulevard. For reservations, call 404-588-0006. www.agaverestaurant.com.

Buena Noche: Noche and Chef Don Diem celebrate fall in their neck of the woods with a four-course dinner highlighting seasonal chiles and funky red wines. $45. Tues., Nov. 6. 7 p.m. 1000 Virginia Ave. 404-815-9155.

Which way does the Wente blow?: Toward City Grill, which hosts a wine dinner with Carolyn Wente, owner of Wente Vineyards, Mon., Nov. 5. Wente Vinyards is California's first producer of varietal Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc. $60 per person includes the reception, dinner, tax and gratuity ($55 per person for members of the American Institute of Wine and Food). 6:30 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. 50 Hurt Plaza, downtown. 404-524-2489.

Tuesdays take flight at dick and harry's: Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 6, dick and harry's will host flight nights. Each flight will consist of three different glasses, 3 to 4 ounces each and will feature a different varietal each Tuesday. $10-$15. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-641-8757.

Ongoing: Sip and savor, sample and compare at Star Provisions' 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.

At Vinings Inn every Monday is flight night. Enjoy three wines for $15 with food. 3011 Places Mill Road. 770-438-2282.

Tuesday wine tastings at Vino!. Take part in the next one Nov. 13. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. $20. 5-8 p.m. 2900 Peachtree Road. 404-816-0511.

Send wine event information by e-mail to corkscrew@creativeloafing.com or by fax to 404-420-1402.??

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