The Wine List September 18 2003

GOING SOUTH — Wine South tickets are on sale now at www.winesouth.com for the fourth annual Wine South Festival Sept. 27-28 at the Gwinnett Civic Center. Individual day tickets are $50; weekend pass is $95.

WINE AS AROMATHERAPY — Bang in Little Five Points will host an interactive wine tasting Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m. There will be an assortment of Old World techniques used to smell and taste the different aromas of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Cost is $15 per person. 1126 Euclid Ave. 4040-223-5039.

WINE, WOMEN AND THONG — The next wine tasting at the Cheetah is Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The tasting will feature the wines of Napa's Trinchero winery. $15 per person includes front door cover, Executive Room admission and hors d'oeuvres. 887 Spring St. 404-724-2330, ext. 105. www.thecheetah.com.

NIBBLIES AND A MOVIE — Madstone Theaters Parkside will pair a screening of the film Side Streets with a food and wine tasting on September 25. Cafe Sunflower and Unique World Wines will provide food and wine. Cost is $17.50 per person for the general public, $15.50 for Madstone members. Call 1-877-511-4500, ex. 1531 for more information.

AAWTS SECOND ANNUAL WINE DINNER — The African-American Wine Tasting Society will host a five-course South African wine dinner at the CNN Center's Omni Hotel Sept. 28, 6 p.m. Tickets are $85 for members or $100 for non-members. Proceeds to benefit the DeKalb County Juvenile Foundation (CASA). www.aawts.org. 770-943-3649.

Ami — Dine 4 Wine Wednesdays. Bring in a party of four, order four entrees and receive a complimentary bottle of wine, or each person can order one complimentary glass of wine from the list. 817 W. Peachtree St. 404-815-9273.

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.

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.

The Defoor Centre — Wine tastings every other Wednesday. Next tasting will be Sept. 17. Sample featured wines and gourmet cheeses from around the world. $15. 7-9:30 p.m. 1710 Defoor Ave. 404-591-3809.

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 Sept. 17, South City Kitchen presents "California Pinot Noirs vs. Oregon Pinot Noirs." 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.

Imperial Fez — Taste wines from around the world paired with Moroccan appetizers the first Wednesday of every month. $15 per person, 5:30- 7 p.m. 2285 Peachtree Road. 404-351-0870.

Java Monkey — Wine tastings every other Thursday on the patio. Next tasting — which includes music and chair massage — will be Sept. 11. 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.

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.

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.vinocity winebar.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.