The Wine List January 02 2002

Take the Fifth
Fifth Group Restaurants continues its wine program in the new year. The first of three is Close Encounters of the California Kind Jan. 9. Michael Venezia, chief educator for United Distributors will lead guests through tastings of six to eight California wines served with light hors d'oeuvres from South City Kitchen. $40. 6 p.m. in the Event Gallery at the King Plow Arts Center, 887 W. Marietta St. 404-815-6677. www.fifthgroup.com.

No baggage on SoHo flights
Wine lover and bar manager J.D. Doyle makes SoHo a drinking destination. Travel via tastebud each Wednesday to a different wine region of the world. Tastings start at 5 p.m. $17-$20. 4300 Paces Ferry Road (in Vinings Jubilee shopping center). 770-801-0069.

Collage adds to big picture
Kendall-Jackson's Collage line blends welcomes a new member to its family: Collage Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot ($10), a blend of 65 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 35 percent Merlot from California. Flavors and aromas of black cherry and chocolate mix with deep blueberry, blackberry and plum. Found in better grocery stores. www.kj.com.

Studio time
Receive half off all bottled wines Sundays and Mondays at the Food Studio. There's a three-bottle limit, but you do get to choose from the full wine list. No discount on the fabulous food. 887 W. Marietta St. 404-815-6677.

Atlantic Star Brasserie — Wine tastings every Tuesday 6-8 p.m. $10 per person. 105 Sycamore Place. 404-377-8384.

dick and harry's — Flight nights each Tuesday. $10-$15. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-641-8757

The Grape — On Wednesdays it's the Grape Crush, featuring wine specials and complimentary appetizers. On Saturdays from noon-3 p.m., sample six of the Grape's featured wines. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 244. 770-803-WINE.

Star Provisions — Wine tastings Fridays 7-8 p.m. 1198 Howell Mill Road, 404-365-0410, ext. 134.

Vinings Inn — Every Monday, enjoy a flight of three wines for $15. 3011 Paces Mill Road. 770-438-2282.

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

— Jane Catoe

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

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