The Wine List June 05 2002

Perfume & Spice
Ali-Oli's second monthly Saturday wine tasting Perfume & Spice: Aromatic Whites & Zesty Reds takes place Saturday, June 8. Monthly tastings offer tastes of 15-25 wines and light hors d'oeuvres. $30 per person (plus tax and tip). 3-5 p.m. For reservations, call 404-266-0414.

G'day in a Glass
Wines from the Outback make their way up front Wednesday, June 12, as the Australian Wine Bureau introduces G'day in a Glass, an event almost as big as Australia itself. More than 250 wines (including, of course, darling Shirazes and Chardonnays), Australian grub such as lamb and seafood, silent auctions, wine paraphernalia, educational seminars and much more. The big-hearted Aussies even make it for a good cause: Auction proceeds benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. Advance tickets, $45 per person ($60 per person including the wine seminar). Tickets at the door, $50 per person ($65 including the wine seminar). For more information, call 404-760-3407, or visit www.wineaustralia-usa.com or acfb.org. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-965-4827 or go to TicketWeb.com.

Ritzy wine
Holy didgeridoo, there's more 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.

Dick and harry's — Flight nights every Tuesday. $10-$15. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-641-8757.

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.

The Grape — On Wednesdays, it's the Grape Crush, featuring wine specials and complimentary appetizers. Saturdays noon-3 p.m., sample six featured wines. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, suite 244. 770-803-WINE.

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.

SoHo — Wine tastings every Wednes-day at 5 p.m. $17-$20. 4300 Paces Ferry Road (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.

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 ??

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