The Wine List January 30 2002

Feeling Aqua Blue
Aqua Blue pairs Sequoia Grove wines with Executive Chef Christopher Pyun's cuisine Monday, Feb. 4. The five-course dinner includes dishes such as Dungeness crab dumplings, brie en croute and pistachio-crusted ono loin or big eye lamb rack. $75 per person. Reception at 7 p.m.; dinner at 7:30 p.m. 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road. 770-643-8886.

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 gratuity). For more information or reservations, call 404-364-9360.

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. Try it 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 travels the world via bottle with its Winter Wine Series. Next stop: Africa (Feb. 9). A four-course dinner complements the wine destination. $95 per person (includes wine, tax and service). 597 Barnsley Gardens Road, Adairsville. 770-773-7480. www.barnsleyresort.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.

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

-- Jane Catoe

E-mail or fax information to corkscrew @creativeloafing.com or 404-420-1402.??

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