The Wine List January 23 2002

Get wild with wine
Half off means twice the fun Tuesday nights at Wildwood Restaurant at Colony Square. More than 120 bottled wines are half their regular price. 1197 Peachtree St. 404-888-1898

Making progress
Here to Serve Restaurants and Hess Winery host a progressive wine dinner Monday, Feb. 4, starting at 6 p.m. Begin at Goldfish in Sandy Springs with hors d'oeuvres and selections of Hess wines. From there, travel via luxury bus (no drinking and driving allowed) to Buckhead for the next course at Prime, followed by the main course at Tom Tom. Then it's back on board and on to Noche in Virginia-Highland for the dessert course and chocolate liqueur. Finally, filled to the gills, you're returned to Goldfish, where you can catch a taxi home. $95 (includes tax and tip). For more information or reservations, call 404-364-9360.

Wall Street winos
The Wine Store pairs books with bubbly Tuesday, Jan. 29 and presents an evening with John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter, authors of a weekly wine article, "Tastings," in The Wall Street Journal and the book, The Wall Street Journal Guide to Wine. The authors will discuss and sign their new book "Love by the Glass: Tasting Notes From a Marriage." Champagne cocktails will be served. 7:30-9 p.m. 8455 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-641-1900.

Bad wine does not compute
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 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.

Gardens has nice bouquet
Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville travels the world via bottle with its Winter Wine Series. You've already missed the Americas, but jump aboard for Europe (Jan. 26), Africa (Feb. 9) and Australia (Feb. 23). A four-course dinner complements 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.

Head to the Rockies
Aspens Signature Steaks 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.

Atlantic Star Brasserie — Wine tastings every Tuesday 6-8 p.m. The Jan. 30 tasting features Winter Hearty Reds. $10 per person. 105 Sycamore Place. 404-377-8384.

dick and harry's — Flight nights every 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. Every Saturday noon-3 p.m., sample six of the Grape's featured wines. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 244. 770-803-WINE.

SoHo — Wine tastings every Wednesday at 5 p.m. $17-$20. 4300 Paces Ferry Road (in Vinings Jubilee shopping center). 770-801-0069.

Star Provisions — Wine tastings every Wednesday 7-8 p.m. Reservations required. 1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-365-0410, ext. 111. moconnor@eatoutoften.net.

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

-- Jane Catoe

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