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At Marietta Wine Market, Randall and Karen Heard have assembled a wide variety of Georgia wines (and a few local beers), but in the fall they organize popular trips to the north Georgia wineries. Reservations are required for the trips, with participants meeting at the store at 18 Power Springs St., just off the Square in downtown Marietta. The next trip will convene September 20, 2015, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with coffee, pastries and mimosas (although the pair says they will be there from 9 a.m. on to get guests checked in). The bus leaves at 10 a.m. and stops for brunch at Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery. The tour also will visit Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery and Montaluce Winery & Estates. Cost is $99 per person, including tours of all properties, brunch at Wolf Mountain plus a glass of wine, bus and tip for the driver. What is not included are tastings at the three wineries or any wine you may wish to purchase. The wineries can sell wine on Sundays, so it's a good opportunity to purchase the ones you like. Marietta Wine Market, 18 Powder Springs St., Marietta, GA 30064, 770-919-1574.

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.
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.
Monthly Tuesdays
Watershed on Peachtree offers themed monthly wine tastings featuring 20 wines for $20 (plus tax and gratuity) along with chef’s choice light bites. Tuesday Wine Tastings are held monthly from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. The specific Tuesday changes each month, so check the restaurant's web site or add your name to its e-mail list to receive announcements of future tastings and other events. Add diversity to your wine appreciation with whites, reds and rosés from various wine producing regions around the world. To RSVP, email Watershed on Peachtree, The Brookwood, 1820 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-809-3561.
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 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.

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4062 Peachtree Rd.
Brookhaven Stn.
Atlanta, GA 30319

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