The Wine List February 26 2003

SAGE ADVICE Sage on Sycamore in Decatur Square hosts wine tastings — with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine raffle — each Wednesday 6-8 p.m. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, wines from the Bordeaux region are featured. Live jazz 7-10 p.m. $15 per person. 121 Sycamore St. 404-373-5574. www.thebistros.com.

HARD ROCKIN' Atlanta's Hard Rock Cafe sponsors the African-American Wine Tasting Society at the Velvet Underground (next door to the Hard Rock Cafe) Thursday, Feb. 27. The event features fine wines, the smooth jazz from M2O, performance artist Marvin Posey, Vases With Faces creations by Lydell Martin, and massage therapy and recipes from Satin and Savory. Tickets $20 in advance, $30 day of event, free for AAWTS members. 6:30 p.m. 215 Peachtree St. 770-943-3649. www.aawts.org/newevents.htm.

MONTHLY ECLIPSE Eclipse di Luna hosts its monthly wine tasting Tuesday, March 4. The focus is on South America, with Chilean and Argentinean wines featured. $10 per person. 6-7 p.m. 764 Miami Circle. 404-846-0449.

AMERICAN BEAUTY Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta hosts the first in a series of four-course wine dinners featuring wines made in the good ole U.S. of A. Adelsheim Vineyard wines and winemaker David Paige of Oregon get things rolling Thursday, March 6. $75 per person, plus tax and tip. For reservations, call 404-221-6550 or e-mail www.atlantagrill.com. www.ritzcarlton.com.

GIVING 'EM THE BIRD The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead celebrates a civilized St. Patrick's Thursday, March 20, with Flying Geese Unplugged (and Uncorked), a look at how Irishmen ended up in France making wine. $40 per person, plus tax and tip. 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 404-240-7035. www.ritzcarlton.com.

BLIND TASTING The fourth annual "Blind " Wine Tasting, Dinner and Silent Auction benefiting The Foundation Fighting Blindness will be held Friday, March 21, at the Pavillion in Buckhead. Tickets $40 per person, advance purchase only; for tickets or more information, call Patti or Tony Pruitt before March 15 at 770-384-5288. 3880 Roswell Road.

SEEGER'S SAVORS THE SEASON Chef Guenter Seeger kicks off the first in a series of wine dinners Wednesday, March 26, featuring wines from Napa Valley's Patz & Hall winery. $150 per person plus tax and tip. 111 W. Paces Ferry Road. For reservations, call 404-846-9779. www.seegers.com.

Café Tu Tu Tango Half off bottles of wine every Tuesday evening 4-11 p.m. 220 Pharr Road. 404-841-6222. www.cafetututango.com.

Commune - A Midtown Bistro Monday, half off any bottle of wine on the wine list (with dinner). Wednesday, hump day gets smoothed out with deep discounts on bottles of discontinued wines (with dinner). 1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-609-5000.

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 Grape Crush every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. with wine specials and complimentary appetizers. Saturdays noon-3 p.m., sample six featured wines. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 244. 770-803-WINE. www.thegrape-at.com.

Java Monkey Wine tastings every other Thursday on the patio. Next tasting Feb. 27. Sample featured wines and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. $10. 7 p.m. 425 Church St. 404-378-5002.

Murphy's Wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. Tuesdays at 6 p.m. $10. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904.

The Patio — Wine tasting every Wednesday 6-8 p.m. Sample four or five wines and nosh on complimentary bruschetta. $10-$15 (depending on wine selection). 1029 Edgewood Ave. 404-659-5757.

Spice Sipping From the Vine wine tastings and complimentary hors d'oeuvres every Thursday 6-8 p.m. $10 per person. 793 Juniper St. 404-875-4242.

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

Vinocity $1 wine tastings Mondays 6-11 p.m. Three or four selections presented like a flight, for only a buck. 36 13th St. 404-870-8886. www.vinocitywinebar.com.

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