LET'S TALK TURKEY: Atlantic Star, a French-inspired American brasserie located in a former ice and coal house in Decatur, hosts wine tastings every Tuesday 6-8 p.m. On Nov. 13, stop in for Perfect Wines for Thanksgiving, tips on what to serve with that big bird. Whether connoisseur or novice, guests will learn wines' various characteristics. $10 per person. 105 Sycamore Place. 404-377-8384.
UP ON THE ROOF: Nikolai's Roof joins forces with the Feraud Family from the Domaine du Pegau in Chateauneuf-du-Pape to offer an exquisite winemaker dinner Fri., Nov. 30. Laurence Feraud hosts the evening and presents rare and unique wines she has created in the past decade, including the Single Vineyard Cuvee Justine, which has never before been presented in the United States. Chef de Cuisine Johannes Klapdohr prepares the evening's seven-course dinner. This is a rare opportunity to share several incomparable vintages from the cellar of Domaine du Pegau (including 1990, 1995, 1998 and Single Vineyard De Capo 1998) coupled with the stellar cuisine of Nikolai's Roof. $190 per person. Reception, 7 p.m.; dinner, 8 p.m. The dress is black-tie. 255 Courtland St. (on the 30th floor of the Hilton). 404-221-6362.
THE RUN-DOWN AT LO SPUNTINO: 'Tis the season for many things at Lo Spuntino wine bar in the heart of Buckhead. Get a jump on holiday shopping. Nibble and sip on complimentary cheese and wine while you browse for tasteful gifts such as etched bottles and goodie-laden baskets at the Corporate Open House Tues., Nov. 6, 4-8 p.m. Or get fortified for the holidays at the free Holiday Wine Event Sat., Nov. 10, where you can preview more than 20 wines. Show your folksy side Thurs., Nov. 15, by toasting the harvest season at the Beaujolais Nouveau Event 8-10 p.m. With wine going for $1 per glass, you can afford to be very festive. 3005 Peachtree Road. 404-237-5724.
GETTING CHILE IN ATLANTA: Debuting recently at WineSouth, and continuing its push at the Chefs w/Out Hats Disco Inferno Tour weeks ago, MorandeUSA, a Kennesaw-based Chilean wine importer of Viña Morande wines, introduced some delicious and affordable wines. Among them, the peppery, smoky Pionero Syrah ($9) is a great value and can be found at Ansley Wine Merchants in Ansley Mall. It also can be found at Lo Spuntino in Buckhead and is served at Joel on Northside Parkway. www.morandeusa.com.
AT THE FOOD STUDIO: Half-off bottled wine! We did a double-take when we saw the announcement for half-price bottled wine at the Food Studio. Receive half off all bottled wines Sundays and Mondays! There's a three-bottle limit, but you do get to choose from the full wine list. No discount on the fabulous food.
Final fall wine dinner. The Food Studio closes its fall wine dinners Wed., Nov. 14 with Robert Mondavi Reserve wines. The menu for the five-course dinner is: Reception: smoked trout mousse on an asiago crisp, marinated mussels served in a wonton cup and scallop tartare on potato tuile paired with Napa Valley To-Kalon Vineyard Fume Blanc Reserve '98; first course: seared foie gras with butterscotch apples and mint paired with Napa Valley Chardonnay Reserve '98; second course: stuffed, roasted quail with black truffle jus and lingonberry gastrique paired with Napa Valley Pinot Noir Reserve '97; main course: braised beef short-rib with savory thyme bread pudding, vanilla-glazed baby carrots and brussel sprouts paired with Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve '96, '97 and '98; dessert: roasted fall fruits of apple, pear and quince with goat cheese brioche custard and orange honey paired with Napa Valley Moscato d'Oro '99. $95. 404-815-6677. King Plow Arts Center, West Marietta Street (on the westside of Midtown). 404-815-6677.
DICK AND HARRY'S -- dick and harry's will host wine flight nights at the bar Tuesday evenings. Each flight will consist of three different glasses, 3 to 4 ounces each, and will feature a different varietal each week. $10-$15. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-641-8757
STAR PROVISIONS -- Sip and savor, sample and compare at Star Provisions' wine tastings Fridays 7-8 p.m. But be careful, after a few glasses, you'll want to press on through to Bacchanalia. 1198 Howell Mill Road, 404-365-0410 ext. 134.
VININGS INN -- At Vinings Inn every Monday is flight night. Enjoy three wines for $15 with food. 3011 Places Mill Road. 770-438-2282.
VINO! -- Tuesday wine tastings at Vino!. Take part in the next one Nov. 13. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. $20. 5-8 p.m. 2900 Peachtree Road. 404-816-0511.
-- Jane Catoe
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