The Wine List November 28 2001

Spun gold
Wine experts will be on hand at Lo Spuntino Sat., Dec. 1, to give advice and help with gift selecting for the finicky. Complimentary samples of wine and food will make shopping all the more pleasurable. All day. Free. 3005 Peachtree Road. 404-237-5724.

Candler Park it
Candler Park Supermarket, aka Mr. Lee's, which houses an impressive wine selection, sponsors December wine dinners. On Dec. 3, Agave's Southwestern cuisine is paired with California wines from Geyser Peak. On Dec. 5, wines from Australia hop into Coohill's Steakhouse. And Dec. 11, it's back to Cali with the Clos du Bois line at Tiburon Grille. Dinners include five courses, a wine paired with each course. $65 each. Contact James Lee for reservations at 404-373-9787.

(Special thanks to James for steering me to a very good, inexpensive Chilean Merlot ($11.99) last week — Santa Ema, 1999).

Tiny bubbles
For the month of December, champagne rules the roost at the Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. Taittinger champagnes will be available by the glass. 3434 Peachtree Road. 404-237-2700. www.ritzcarlton.com.

Atlantic Star Brasserie — Wine tastings every Tuesday 6-8 p.m. On Dec. 4, explore Wines From the Pacific Northwest. $10 per person. 105 Sycamore Place. 404-377-8384.

dick and harry's — Wine flight nights at the bar each Tuesday evening. $10-$15. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-641-8757.

Star Provisions — Sip and savor, sample and compare at wine tastings Fridays 7-8 p.m. 1198 Howell Mill Road, 404-365-0410 ext. 134.

Vinings Inn — Every Monday at Vinings Inn is flight night. Enjoy three wines for $15. 3011 Places Mill Road. 770-438-2282.

Vino! — Tuesday wine tastings at Vino!. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. $20. 5-8 p.m. 2900 Peachtree Road. 404-816-0511.

-- Jane Catoe

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

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