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Atlanta Wine Tastings & Events

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Babette’s Cafe resumes its ongoing wine tasting series May 19, June 16, July 21, September 15 & October 20
Named for the Danish film "Babette's Feast," Babette's Cafe is one of the city's most romantic and beloved restaurants. The restaurant has resumed its ongoing wine tasting series on the third Thursday of each month (excluding August). Guests sit at long tables bearing flowers and candles on the back deck. Four wines are each paired with a small appetizer. Cost is $28.50 per person including tax and tip. Spots are sold in advance and are nonrefundable. To make reservations call the restaurant at 404-523-9121. Babette's Cafe, 573 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-523-9121.
 
July 25
Stem Wine Bar and Hartford Family Winery team up for a five-course Hartford Court Wine Dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Seed/Stem executive chef Doug Turbush has designed the dinner, and wine pairings are by general manager/sommelier Chris McNeill. Cost of the dinner is $130, including tax and gratuity. The evening begins with a Jonah crab salad paired with the winery's barrel-fermented Stone Côte Chardonnay, whose grapes come from the famed Durell Vineyard in Sonoma, and ends with a warm chocolate tart paired with its Highwire Vineyard Zinfandel, made from grapes grown on century-old vines. Visit here for ticket information. Stem Wine Bar, Merchants Walk, 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste. 516, Marietta, GA 30068, 678-214-6888.
 

Third Sundays
Devoted to regional Italian cuisine, Portofino presents regular monthly wine tastings on the third Sunday of the month. Longtime Atlanta wine expert Michael Gallant conducts the tastings. Reservations are required as seating is limited and can be made by calling the restaurant at 404-231-1136. All tastings feature 12 wines presented in four flights with light appetizers and begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Prices vary from $35 to $55 per person, including tax and gratuity. Portofino, 3199 Paces Ferry Pl., Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-231-1136.
 
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.
 
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 rsvp@watershedrestaurant.com. Watershed on Peachtree, The Brookwood, 1820 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-809-3561.
 
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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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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