The Wine List January 16 2002

Your best guess
Now there's a way to choose wine that's better than simply going by which bottle has the prettier label. Atlanta's Wine Insite Inc. has developed an in-store interactive computer system to give people personalized wine recommendations while they're shopping. Set your parameters for price, color, varietal and/or food pairing. Give it a try at eatZi's in Buckhead through April 15. 3221 Peachtree Road. 404-237-2266. www.eatzis.com. www.wineinsite.com.

Winter wine
Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville helps take the chill off with its Winter Wine Series when general manager Euan McGlashan travels the world via bottle. You've already missed the Americas, but jump aboard for Europe (Jan. 26), Africa (Feb. 9) and Australia (Feb. 23). Chef Charles Vosburgh prepares a four-course dinner to complement each wine destination. Wine series package: $395 per couple includes accommodations, breakfast and the wine dinner (tax and service not included). Dinner only: $95 per person includes wine, tax and service. 597 Barnsley Gardens Road, Adairsville. 770-773-7480. www.barnsleyresort.com.

Southern Italy in L5P
Bang shoots from the hip Jan. 23 with a four-course Southern Italian Wine Dinner featuring Tasca D'Almerita, Librandi and Di Majo Norante wines paired with a variety of Southern Italy-influenced foods including onion pizza with anchovies and olives; arugula topped with grilled, stuffed calamari; grilled lamb with potato fennel gratin; a ricotta cheesecake; and more. $45 per person (includes tax and tip). 7 p.m. 1126 Euclid Ave. 404-223-5039.

Aspens Signature Steaks, the newest restaurant of Christopher and Michele Segwick (creators of Van Gogh's, Vinny's and Theo's Brother's Bakery), hosts a wine dinner Jan. 28 featuring Byron Estates wines. $75 (includes tax, tip, etc.). 2942 Shallowford Road, Marietta. 678-236-1400. www.knowwheretogogh.com.

-- Jane Catoe

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