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April 29
At 7 p.m., The Capital Grille in Dunwoody will host a six-course dinner paired with the wines of Joseph Phelps, including a vertical tasting of two vintages of Insignia. The wines to be tasted include the Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay 2013, Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012, Joseph Phelps Eisrébe 2014, and Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012. Cost of the dinner is $175 per person plus tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, which is required by April 27, call 770-730-8447. The Capital Grille, Perimeter Mall (Grounds), 94 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, GA 30346, 770-730-8447.
May 1
The restaurant at the renovated Lake Rabun Hotel is devoted to local producers of fruits, vegetables and even wines. At 7 p.m., executive chef and certified sommelier Ryan Spruhan will feature small plates matched with Stonewall Creek Vineyard’s wines. The winery produces top-tier wines made from vinifera grapes. Cost is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the hotel/restaurant at 706-782-4946, 800-398-5134. Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant, 35 Andrea La., Lakemont, GA 30552, 706-782-4946.
May 6
Wahoo! Grill will host a tasting of wines from Goldschmidt Vineyards of Healdsburg, Calif., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Three wines will be poured and paired with three dishes by Wahoo! Grill chef Scott Davis. Cost is $25 per person, inclusive of tax and tip. Reservations are required; call the restaurant at 404-373-3331. Wahoo! Grill, 1042 W. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, 404-373-3331.
May 18
The Old Fourth Ward’s 4th & Swift will host a special fixed-price dinner featuring wines from Peay Vineyards and Paradigm Winery at 7 p.m. The dinner begins with a welcome reception to be followed by four courses paired with a selection of Peay and Paradigm wines. Cost of the dinner is $125 per person, including tax and tip. Peay Vineyards in Sonoma Coast is the work of Nick Peay and his wife Vanessa Wong. Ren and Marilyn Harris own Paradigm Winery in Napa Valley. For tickets, visit 4th & Swift, Southern Dairies, Bldg. B, 621 North Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, 678-904-0160.
Saturdays & Sundays in June
Starting June 6 and continuing every Saturday and Sunday for the month of June, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery will present the 14th annual Georgia Wine Country Festival at its winery in Lumpkin County, near Dahlonega. While general admission is free, to taste the wines, which will be set up in "A Wine Garden," costs $25. Featured guest Georgia wineries from around the state in the past have included Boutier Winery, CeNita Winery, Chateau Elan, The Cottage Vineyards, Currahee Vineyards, The Georgia Winery, Mercier Orchards-Hard Pressed Cider and Montaluce Winery as well as Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery among others. Georgia craft brewers, among them Red Hare, Orpheus, Jekyll and Jailhouse, will sell brews, and barbecue by 2014 Georgia Champion Billy Rhodes and Dahlonega’s Hickory Prime BBQ will be available for purchase. Festival hours are Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery, 439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega, GA 30533, 706-865-9463 (WINE).

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.

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