The Wine List April 08 2004

A SIP OF THE BUBBLY — Murphy's will hold its next wine seminar Wed., April 14. The topic will be champagnes and sparkling wines. 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.

CUE THE WINE — Taste Network will host a barbecue dinner complete with wine and cheese Thurs., April 15, at 7 p.m. For $25, enjoy half a chicken and sides, along with the regular wine pairing. Be sure to bring your own glassware. 1710 Defoor Ave. Reservations are preferred as space is limited. 404-591-3809. www.tastenetwork.com

SCREEN SAVOURMadstone Theaters will present a 7:30 p.m. showing of "Le Fleur Du Mal on Thurs., March 15, followed by a discussion of the film and a French-themed wine and food tasting. Tickets are $17.50 for the general public, $15.50 for Madstone members. 5920 Roswell Road. 404-934-5230.

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 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. 770-977-1893.

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.

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 the first Tuesday of every month, beginning from 6-7 p.m. For $10, it includes tapas and bottomless glasses of six to eight wines. 764 Miami Circle. 404-846-0449.

Flying Biscuit Cafe, Candler Park — Take advantage of the Fabulous Fixed Price Wine Tasting Dinner every Friday. This $25 event includes a three-course meal and paired wines. 1655 McLendon Ave. For information and reservations, call 404-687-8888. www.flyingbiscuit.com.

The Grape — Grape Crush every Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. Wine specials and complimentary appetizers. Saturdays, noon-3 p.m., sample six featured wines. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 244. 770-803-WINE.

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

Murphy's — Wine tasting Tuesdays start at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for tasting, with $5 off any entree. This week will feature Western Australian wines. 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.

Twist — Every Monday, Twist offers half-priced bottles for every item on the wine list, including Dom Perignon. 3500 Peachtree Road. 404-869-1191.

Sage — Come enjoy the revival of Wednesday night wine tasting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For $13, this event includes light hors d'oeuvres, live jazz and a raffle. Reservations recommended. 121 Sycamore St. 404-373-5574. www.thebistros.com.

tierra — Tierra presents half-priced wine Tuesday nights to celebrate its fifth anniversary. This special is limited to bottles under $40. 1425 Piedmont Ave. 404-874-5951. www.tierrarestaurant.com.

Vinocity — Exotic dinners paired with bottomless glasses of wine from a specific region every Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m. Prices vary by the week. And Mondays, $5 wine tasting from 6-11 p.m. Three or four selections presented like a flight. 36 13th St. 404-870-8886. www.vinocity winebar.com.

WISTERIA — Monday night wine flights of three different wines from a new wine list. The selection is based on your choice in a three-tier pricing of $10, $15 or $20. 471 N. Highland Ave. 404-525-3363.

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