The Wine List April 01 2004

SHAFER WINE DINNER — Killer Creek Chop House invites you to a dinner paired with wines from Shafer Vineyards Mon., April 5 at 6:30 p.m. The five-course meal will be provided by executive chef Jay Pollack for $80 a person. 3080 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta. For reservations, call 770-475-8667. RSVP is required.

ERIC SOLOMAN WINE DINNER — Tiburon Grille will host the Eric Soloman Wine Dinner Wed., April 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. For $65, this four-course dinner is paired with four French wines. 1190-B N. Highland Ave. For more information, ask for Jeremy Brown at 404-892-2393 or visit www.tiburongrille.com.

WINES FROM DOWN UNDER — Murphy's will hold its next wine seminar Wed., April 7. The topic will be wines from Australia and the reasons behind their popularity. The $25 fee covers eight wines, light appetizers, training booklets and a presentation by expert Mary Masters. 997 Virginia Ave. Seating is limited. Call 404-872-0904 for reservations or visit www.murphysvh.com.

ZINFANDEL FESTIVAL — Rivermont Country Club is hosting the second annual Zinfandel Festival Mon., April 26 to raise money for the American Institute of Wine & Food Days of Taste Children's Nutritional Program and the Atlanta Food Bank. From 7-9:30 p.m., the event features more than 120 Zinfandels, a silent auction, and food from more than 10 local restaurants including Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Chicago's, and Brio. 3130 Rivermont Parkway, Alpharetta. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. 770-993-2124.

A TASTING EXTRAVA"GRAND" — The Buckhead Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Atlanta will hold an evening of wine and food Thurs., April 29 to benefit the Zimmerman-Horowitz Independent Living Program. This event, including dishes by executive chef Greg Zeringue and a silent auction, is from 7-10 p.m. Cost for the evening varies by age: $50 for those 35 and younger, $75 for everyone else. 3300 Peachtree Road. For more information, call 770-677-9329.

Black Bear Tavern — Bottles of red and white wines every Tuesday for $12. 1931 Peachtree Road. 404-355-9089.

D'Vine Wine Bar and Shop — Come enjoy a wine event every day of the week (with the exception of Sunday). To mention just a few: Monday from 6-8 p.m. is D'Vine's Uncorked Night, where customers can sample all open bottles for $12. From 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, D'Vine has wine tastings of six to eight themed wines. Wine Knowledge Wednesdays include classes by expert Michael Bryant, trivia and a four-course dinner. 5486 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. 770-350-9463. www.atlantawinebar.com.

Eclipse di Luna — Enjoy a new wine tasting event held the first Tuesday of every month, beginning April 6 from 6-7 p.m. For $10, it includes tapas and bottomless glasses of six to eight wines. 764 Miami Circle. 404-846-0449.

Inman Park Patio — Every Monday night, wines by the bottle are half-off. 1029 Edgewood Ave. 404-659-5757. www.inmanparkpatio.com.

Java Monkey — Wine tasting every other Thursday on the patio. Next tasting — which includes music and chair massage — will be Thurs., April 1. Sample featured wines and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. $15. 7-9 p.m. 425 Church St. 404-378-5002.

Murphy's — Wine tasting on Tuesdays starting at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for tasting, with $5 off any entree. This week will feature mystery wines with instruction. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904. www.murphysvh.com.

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

Star Provisions — Wine tasting every Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Reservations required. 1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-365-0410, ext. 1111.

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