The Wine List July 17 2003

Wine, Women & Thong Wine tasting at the Cheetah, July 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Executive Room. $15 per person includes front door cover, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, and tasting. 404-892-3037. 887 Spring St. www.thecheetah.com.

Tantalizing Tuscany City Grill is celebrating Italy this month by featuring award-winning wines of Castello Banfi Winery July 22. The five-course dinner with wine pairings is $75 per person all- inclusive. Gathering will start at 6:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. 404-524-2489. 50 Hurt Plaza in downtown Atlanta. www.citygrillatlanta.com.

Tasting Network The Defoor Center Art Gallery will host wine tastings which will include presentations on wine origins and the basic principles behind pairing wine, cheese and other food. Cost is $15 per person. The first event is July 21, 6-8:30 p.m. Following events are every other Monday. 1710 Defoor Ave., off Howell Mill Road. 404-591-3809. Reservations preferred.

Osteria 832 will host a wine tasting July 23, 5-7 p.m. featuring affordable Italian whites and light hor d'oeuvres. $10 per person. 832 N. Highland Ave. 404-897-1414.

Winemaker Dinner at the Ritz The Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton downtown will host a four-course winemaker dinner July 24 at 7 p.m. featuring special guest Van Williamson, winemaker at the Edmeades Winery in Mendocino County, California. Tickets are $75 per person. For reservations, call 404-221-6550. 3391 Peachtree Road.

Grapes of the World Series, Class 2: Pinot Noir The Cook's Warehouse brings you the second class in a six-part series July 30, 7-9 p.m. Topics to be explored include history, tasting techniques and wine selection. $45 per person or $250 for the entire series. 404-815-4993. www.cookswarehouse.com.

Balance — Weekly wine tasting every Tuesday features $10 bottomless glass. 5-7:30 p.m. 980 Piedmont Ave., 404-870-9881.

Eno Mediterranean wine and tapas every Wednesday. $5 a glass, $3 a plate. 6-9 p.m. 800 Peachtree St. 404-685-3191. www.eno-atlanta.com.

Fifth Group restaurants From March through November, Fifth Group hosts wine events every Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m., at one of its four restaurants around metro Atlanta. On July 23, Sala presents "Pairing Wines with Mexican Food." Cost is $20 per person, which includes tastings of several wines and hors d'oeuvres. www.fifthgrouprestaurants.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 — which includes music and chair massage — will be July 17. Sample featured wines and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. $10. 7-9 p.m. 425 Church St. 404-378-5002.

Murphy's Wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. Tuesdays at 6 p.m. On July 22, Murphy's will present the Magic of Riesling. $10. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904. www.murphysvh.com.

Peters Street Market and Cafe — Flavor of the Mediterranean wine tastings every Wednesday 5-8 p.m. $10 per person. 177 Peters St. 404-230-9304. www.bellamilan.com.

Star Provisions Wine tastings every Wednesday 7-8 p.m. Reservations required. 1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-365-0410, ext. 111.

Tiburon Grille Every first and last Tuesday of the month, the restaurant features Tuesday Twilight Tastings 6-8 p.m. on the patio. $15 per person, or two people for $20 includes light nibbles. 1190 Highland Ave. 404-892-2393. www.tiburongrille.com.

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

Vinocity $5 wine tastings Mondays 6-11 p.m. Three or four selections presented like a flight. 36 13th St. 404-870-8886. www.vinocitywinebar.com.

Zucca Bar & Pizzeria Bottomless Wine Glass night every Wednesday 7-9 p.m. $10 per person includes appetizers. 2860 Atlanta Road in Smyrna. 770-803-9990.

E-mail corkscrew@creativeloafing.com or fax information to 404-420-1402 at least two weeks prior to event.