The Wine List February 20 2002

Murphy's law
Virginia-Highland anchor establishment Murphy's hops on the wine wagon with tastings every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Along with the grape juice, enjoy light hors d'oeuvres at the hands of Executive Chef Nick Oltarsh. $10 per person. 997 Virginia Ave. For more information, call 404-872-0904 or visit online at www.murphysvh.com.

Take a break from tequila
The margaritas may rock, but don't forget Agave's dedication to vino. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Agave presents a four-course Spanish Wine Dinner. Start with a splash of Castellbonet Cava Brut, NV. Then move on to roasted quail paired with Bodegas Montecillo White Rioja 2000. Next, try the seared shrimp and crawfish cakes paired with Duque de Medina Reserva 1995. To follow, there's roasted with an applewood smoked bacon grit cake and Osborne Solaz '99. Close with traditional flan with berries and Cossart Gordon Madeira Malmsey (5 year). $60 per person, plus tax and tip. 7 p.m. For reservations, call 404-588-0006. For full menu, go to www.agave restaurant.com.

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.

Murphy's — Wine tastings and hors d'oeuvres Tuesdays at 6 p.m. $10. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904. www.murphysvh.com.

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

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

-- Jane Catoe

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

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