The Wine List April 13 2005
The "S" factor - Viking Culinary Arts Center and Taste Network present "Syrah, Shiraz & Sirah Exploration" on Sun., April 17, from 3-5:30 p.m. Five wines and matching cheeses will be discussed and tasted. Cost is $25 per person, which can be purchased at www.tastenetwork.org. 1745 Peachtree St. 404-313-4848.
Fruits of the vine at Fernbank - The Fernbank Museum is hosting a new series of food and wine tastings, Vine & Culture, with an added bonus: Each tasting will include a special viewing opportunity of either an exhibition or an IMAX film. The next event, "A Hop through Toad Hollow" will be Wed., April 20, featuring a varied selection of winemaker Todd Williams' Toad Hollow Wines and after-hours access to the special exhibition Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. Tickets are $60 per person for members and $75 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 404-929-6400. www.fernbank.edu/museum.
Drinking for the disabled - Jewish Family & Career Services will host "ExtravaGrand," a wine and food tasting benefiting adults with developmental disabilities Thurs., April 21, 7-10 p.m., at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. Participating restaurants and companies include Aria, Rathbun's, Spice, Buckhead Restaurant Group and Here to Serve restaurants. The event will also include a silent auction. Cost is $75 per person, $50 for folks 35 and under. Call Susan Metz at 770-677-9329 for more info. www.jfcs-atlanta.org.
Cafe at East Andrews - Each week, the restaurant offers Wine Down Wednesdays, with bottles of wine for half price. Included in the promotion is the "Cellar List," so patrons have the chance to sample high-quality wines like Silver Oak and Opus One. 56 E. Andrews Drive. 404-869-1132. www.eastandrews.com.
Cheetah - Wine, Women & Thong every third Friday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Executive Room. The $20 event includes front door cover, Executive Room admission, hors d'oeuvres and wine. The next tasting is Fri., April 15. 887 Spring St. 404-892-3037.
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.
Haven - Come enjoy D'Vine Sundays at Haven when the restaurant offers $29 bottles from the entire wine list. 1441 Dresden Drive. For more info, call 404-969-0700 or visit www.havenrestaurant.com.
Java Monkey - Wine tasting every other Thursday on the patio. The next tasting - which includes music and chair massage - will be Thurs., April 28. 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. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904. www.murphysvh.com.
Sage - Come enjoy the revival of Wednesday night wine tasting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For $13, the event includes light hors d'oeuvres, live jazz and a raffle. Reservations recommended. 121 Sycamore St. 404-373-5574. www.thebistros.com.
SoHo - Every Wednesday night is "flight night." Beginning at 5:30 p.m., bar manager J.D. Doyle leads participants on a tasting tour of regions. During the month of April, SoHo presents "coming attractions," showcasing interesting new varietals on the restaurant's spring/summer wine list. Prices range from $17-$19. 4300 Paces Ferry Road. 770-801-0069. www.sohoatlanta.com.
Spice - Half-priced bottles of wine every Tuesday, 6 p.m.-closing. Choose from more than 100 wine varietals. Also, "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. www.spicerestaurant.com.
Tierra - Bottles of half-priced wine every Tuesday. This special is limited to bottles under $40. 1425 Piedmont Ave. 404-874-5951. www.tierrarestaurant.com.
Twist - Every Monday, Twist offers half-priced bottles for every item on the wine list, including Dom Perignon. 3500 Peachtree Road. 404-869-1191. www.heretoserverestaurants.com.
Vine - Each Monday, the complete wine list of more than 160 wines by the bottle and 40 by the glass is 50 percent off. Every Wednesday, the restaurant offers a tasting of at least six wines from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $10, which can be applied to your dinner check to receive $10 off, rendering the wine tasting free. Every Sunday, Vine holds a three-course wine pairing dinner for $27.95. Reservations are encouraged. 404-892-2393. 1190 N. Highland Ave. www.vinerestaurant.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, a $5 wine tasting is held from 6-11 p.m. Three or four selections presented like a flight. 36 13th St. 404-870-8886. www.vinocitywinebar.com.
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