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October 26
Restaurant Eugene will host a four-course dinner featuring the wines of Kopke Port at 7 p.m. Todd Cromwell, who is the national importer of Kopke Port, will host this culinary and viticultural event. Passed hors d'oeuvres will be served with a Vinho Verde. The first course of cured mountain trout will be paired with the Kopke white port. Two tawnies, a Late Bottled Vintage and a Colheita 1997, will follow. Cost of the dinner is $100 per person plus tax and gratuity. To make reservations, call the restaurant at 404-355-0321. Dinner nightly. Restaurant Eugene, Aramore Condominium, 2277 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-355-0321.
October 30
Vino Venue in Dunwoody will hold an Italian wine dinner at 7 p.m. Lars Leicht of Cru Artisan Wines has chosen the wines for each of the six courses. Cost of the dinner is $49 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information and to make reservations, call Vino Venue at 770-668-0435. Vino Venue, Georgetown Shopping Center, 4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338, 770-668-0435.
November 5
Wahoo! Grill in Decatur hosts its November monthly wine tasting around the wines of Campania and Apulia in Italy (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.). The wines come from Feudi di San Gregorio, which offers a progressive take on viticulture and new direction for the region. Chef Scot Davis will prepare complementary food pairings with the wines, and can offer vegetarian and pescatarian choices if requested in advance. Cost is $26 per person plus tax and gratuity. To attend, make reservations with the restaurant by calling 404-373-3331. Wahoo! Grill, 1042 W. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, 404-373-3331.
November 13
Cibo e Beve will host a four-course wine pairing dinner highlighting the unique traits of both old-world and new-world wines. The evening will begin with a reception featuring passed hors d'oeuvres with Prosecco at 6:30 p.m., with seating at 7 p.m. The wines will be matched with classic Italian dishes from chef Linda Harrell. Guests will be able to choose between the classic hits of France and Italy or the new wave wines of today from California and South America. Cost is $75 plus tax and gratuity. A Frank Sinatra impersonator will add to the atmosphere of the dinner. Make reservations by calling the restaurant at 404-250-8988. Cibo e Beve, Belle Isle Shopping Center, 4969 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-250-8988.

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.
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.
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 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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Sherlock's Wine Merchants
4062 Peachtree Rd.
Brookhaven Stn.
Atlanta, GA 30319

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