The Wine List July 31 2003
Tasting Network The Defoor Center Art Gallery hosts wine tastings which include presentations on wine origins and the basic principles behind pairing wine, cheese and other food. Cost is $15 per person. The next event is Aug. 4, 7-9 p.m. 1710 Defoor Ave., off Howell Mill Road. 404-591-3809. Reservations preferred.
Cabin Fever Buckhead's The Cabin will hold the first of a series of wine dinners Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. The four-course menu will feature wines selected by owner Barry Lennon and sommelier Sam Houston paired with the cuisine of Executive Chef Robert Fulton. Cost is $75 per person. Call 404-315-7676 for reservations. 2678 Buford Highway. www.cabinfood.com.
Winemaker Dinner at the Ritz The Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton downtown will host a four-course winemaker dinner Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. featuring special guest Pablo Morande, winemaker at Viña Morande in Casablanca Valley, Chile. Cost is $75 per person. For reservations, call 404-221-6550. 3391 Peachtree Road. www.atlantagrill.com.
Summer Food 101 On Aug. 12, Food 101 will host its monthly interactive wine dinner with the theme of "Summer At Its Peak." Following a 6:30 p.m. reception with passed hors d'oeuvres, the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $49 per person. 404-497-9700. 4969 Roswell Road (in the Bell Isle Square Shopping Center). www.food101atlanta.com.
Balance — Weekly wine tasting every Tuesday features $10 bottomless glass. 5-7:30 p.m. 980 Piedmont Ave., 404-870-9881.
Borello's Trattoria & Bar — Antipasto and Italian wine tasting every La Dolce Vita Thursday. $12.50 per person. 5-8 p.m. 4969 Roswell Road. 404-843-8789.
Cavu - A Midtown Bistro Wine tastings and light hors d'oeuvres every Friday 6-8 p.m. $10 per person. 794 Juniper St. 404-875-2229.
Commune — Every Wednesday during dinner service, the restaurant offers a small selection of wines — including one reserve wine — at a fraction of the original list price. 1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-609-5000. www.communeatlanta.com.
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 Aug. 6, La Tavola Trattoria presents "Wines of Northern Italy." 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 31. 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. $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.
The River Room Select wines by the glass Wednesday 5-8 p.m. Music 7-10 p.m. 4403 Northside Parkway, suite 150, Vinings. 404-233-5455.
Sage on Sycamore Wine tasting — with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine raffle — each Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live jazz 7-10 p.m. $15 per person. 121 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-373-5574. www.thebistros.com.
SpiceSipping 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.
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.
-- Nathan Chandler
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