The Wine List May 29 2002

Giving us the boot
Merchants Package Store and Antica Posta restaurant celebrate Italy on May 30 with a five-course Italian dinner. Courses include prosciutto and cantaloupe, seared diver scallop atop chickpea puree, spinach and ricotta ravioli with wild boar ragu, grilled piemontese filet mignon and fresh berries with almond ice cream, each paired with an appropriate Italian wine. $95 per person (tax and tip included). 6:30 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner. Dinner is at Antica Posta, 519 E. Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead. But for reservations, call Merchants Package Store at 770-321-9194. merchantspackage@earthlink.net

Italian accent
Lil' River Grill in Lawrenceville hosts a five-course Italian-themed wine dinner Sunday, June 2. Sommelier Mary Masters will be on hand to provide information on the wines served. $55 per person plus tax and tip. 2000 Riverside Parkway, Lawrenceville. For reservations, call 770-995-1183.

Ritzy wine
Holy didgeridoo, there's Thunder from Down Under when Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta hosts a five-course Australian wine dinner Tuesday, June 11. Winemaker Tony Smith of Plantagenet Winery shepherds diners through two Chardonnays, two Shirazes and a Brut-Sparkling wine, appropriately paired with chilled gazpacho with tomato sorbet, roasted halibut, honey-lavender crusted spring lamb, artisan cheeses and a Bosc pear tart with caramel ice cream. 6:30 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner. $70 per person, plus tax and tip. For reservations, call Atlanta Grill at 404-221-6550. www.ritzcarlton.com.

Eno — Mediterranean wine and tapas every Wednesday. $6.50 a glass, $3.50 a plate. 6-9 p.m. 800 Peachtree St. 404-685-3191. www.eno-atlanta.com.

Lo Spuntino — Vino Hour wine tastings every Friday 5-7 p.m. 3005 Peachtree Road, suite D. $20 404-237-5724.

Murphy's — Wine tastings and hors d'oeuvres. Tuesdays at 6 p.m. $10. 997 Virginia Ave. For more information, contact 404-872-0904.

The River Room — Select wines by the glass and complimentary sushi every Wednesday 5-8 p.m. Music 7-10 p.m. 4403 Northside Parkway, suite 150, Vinings. 404-233-5455.

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

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