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March 17 & April 17
Monthly wine tastings will begin March 17 at 6 p.m. at Babette's Café and last a little more than an hour. Community tables in the restaurant's heated deck in the rear will be set with candles and flowers. Each of four wines for the tasting is introduced by Kevin O'Sullivan from Prime Wines and Spirits and paired with a small appetizer. Cost is $25 per person including tax and gratuity. Reservations and pre-payment are required and payment is nonrefundable. Look for the second tasting on April 17 featuring Ventana Vineyards from Monterey, Calif. Babette's Cafe, 573 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-523-9121.
 

Ongoing
Bantam + Biddy has debuted a monthly wine tasting series, co-hosted by nearby Ansley Wine Merchants. The tastings will take place at the restaurant from 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m., when the wine store will pour six different wines for guests to sample. Cost is $10 per person, and includes complimentary appetizers by Bantam + Biddy. Guests who stay for dinner will have the wine tasting fee applied to the cost of their meals. The wines will be available for purchase that evening at Ansley Wine Merchants, and special discounts will be offered. For more information, call Ansley Wine Merchants at 404-876-6790. Bantam + Biddy, Ansley Mall, 1544 Piedmont Rd. NE, Ste. 301, Atlanta, GA 30324, 404-907-3469.
 
Mondays
At Sandy Springs' Hearth Pizza Tavern, a family-friendly establishment, bottles of wine are half price on Mondays. The tavern features a variety of inventive pizzas plus diners have the option to craft their own designer pies. Check for other daily and weekly specials. Hearth Pizza Tavern, The Exchange at Hammond Square, 5992 Roswell Rd. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, 404-252-5378.
 
Eclipse di Luna First Tuesdays
Eclipse di Luna hosts ongoing wine tastings featuring tapas and a bottomless glass of wine on the first Tuesday of every month. Guests may taste six to eight varieties of wine. The tasting lasts from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. and costs $10. For more information, visit www.eclipsediluna.com. Eclipse di Luna, Miami Circle Design District, 764 Miami Cir., Atlanta, GA 30324, 404-846-0449.
 
Linger Longer Steakhouse hosts wine and cheese tastings on Wednesdays Wednesdays
On Wednesdays from 5 p.m.-6 p.m., sommelier Robert Ardinger leads a tasting of five wines paired with five different cheeses at Linger Longer Steakhouse at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. The cost is $15 per person. Linger Longer Steakhouse, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, One Lake Oconee Tr., Greensboro, GA 30642, 706-467-7135.
 
Saturdays
Every Saturday from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Vino 100 in Alpharetta holds a wine tasting that benefits a given charity. Each month the charity changes, but typically it has a local focus. A variety of wines will be explored at the tastings, and wine knowledgeable staffers are present to answer questions. Light snacks will be available. Live guitar music by Tim Price, guitarist with Banks & Shane, adds to the experience and the atmosphere. For more information, visit www.tinderboxvino100atl.com or call 770-343-8010. Vino 100, Shops at Main Street, 131 S. Main St., Alpharetta, GA 30009, 770-343-8010.
 

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For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Sherlock's Wine Merchants
4062 Peachtree Rd.
Brookhaven Stn.
Atlanta, GA 30319
404-949-9945



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