The Wine List April 29 2004

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.

OUT OF AFRICA — Murphy's will hold its next wine seminar Wed., May 5. The topic will be South African 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.

MOM GETS WINED AND DINED — Seeger's is hosting Mother's Day lunch and dinner Sun., May 9. Come treat your mother to a five-course lunch for $69 per person, or a six-course dinner for $75 per person. Wine pairings will be available with each course for an additional $55 at lunch or $60 at dinner. 111 W. Paces Ferry Road. For reservations, call 404-846-9779.

NEW EVENT AT NUVO — Nuvo Bistro will hold a wine tasting and dinner the first Wednesday of each month, the first of which will be May 12. This $59 event includes a talk by Washington wine producer Jerry Bookwalter, as well as hors d'oeuvres of assorted artisan cheeses. Additionally, all bottles of wine are half-off every Wednesday. 3125 Piedmont Road. 404-231-6700.

FESTIVAL AT THE VILLA — Villa Christina is hosting its third annual Food and Wine Festival Sun., May 23, from 1-6 p.m. Sample wines while enjoying jugglers, mimes, belly dancers, wine seminars, food tastings, chef demonstrations and art demonstrations. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door, if available; this fee includes everything above plus live music and a souvenir tasting glass and plate. 4000 Summit Boulevard. To purchase tickets, call 404-303-0133.

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

Cheetah — Wine, Women & Thong every third Friday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Executive Room. This $15 event includes front door cover, executive room admission, hors d'oeuvres and wine. The next tasting is May 21. 887 Spring St. 404-892-3037.

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

Eno — Blind tasting special offered every Tuesday. Those who correctly identify an unknown wine receive a complimentary glass. Restricted to Tuesday bar hours, at the bar only. Every Wednesday, Mediterranean wine and tapas. $5 a glass, $3 a plate. 6-8 p.m. Also, Eno presents a topflight wine tasting special every Thursday. Admission of $25-$35 includes three to five wines from different regions around the world served like a flight. 6-8 p.m. 800 Peachtree St. 404-685-3191. www.eno-atlanta.com.

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 29. Sample featured wines and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. $15. 7-9 p.m. 425 Church St. 404-378-5002.

MidCity Cuisine's Three-Way Thursdays — One Thursday each month from 6-8 p.m., MidCity Cuisine features three wine options. These options include $15 for a wine tasting in the form of a flight at the bar, $25 for wine paired with hors d'oeuvres, and a $55 per person three-course dinner and wine pairing. 1545 Peachtree St. Call 404-888-8700 or visit www.midcitycuisine.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.vinocitywinebar.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.