THE OSCARS OF WINE Cast your ballot for outstanding achievements in winemaking at the third annual Oscars of Wine Tuesday, March 11, at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. Sample the best releases of 2002 poured by a panel of local experts: Michael McNeill (Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead's master sommelier), Michael Venezia (director of education for United Distributors), Rick Stack (sales manager for Grapefield's Fine Wines) and Eddie Valenti (director of operations for Buckhead Life Restaurant Group), and pick your favorites. Savor hors d'oeuvres and cheer the winners at the presentation ceremony. Red carpet, paparazzi, beautiful people and lots of buzz! $40 per person. 6:30 p.m. 3434 Peachtree Road. www.ritz-carlton.com. 404-240-7035.
GERMAN FRATELLI It's the boot meets Das Boot when Friends of the Vine and Fratelli's-Roswell feature a tasting of German wines Wednesday, March 12. $10 Friends of the Vine member, $15 nonmembers. 6-8 p.m. 928 Canton St., Roswell. To RSVP, call Richard at 770-977-1893 or Edna (Fratelli's) at 770-642-9917.
BAILEYANA AT VINOCITY Vinocity hosts a five-course Baileyana wine dinner Wednesday, March 12. Courses include: goat cheese tart with caramelized red onions; white wine cheese pairing; prosciutto wrapped bitter greens with candied walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette; roasted rack of lamb; and blood orange créme brulée paired with 2001 Sauvignon Blanc (Edna Valley), 2000 Chardonnay, 2000 Pinot Noir (Edna Valley), 2000 Syrah (Paso Robles) and 2001 "Donceur" Late Harvest Dessert Wine, respectively. $95 per person plus tip. Champagne reception, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. For reservations, call 404-870-8886.
MORE AT MICK'S Mick's Bennett Street hosts a four-course Trinchero wine dinner March 13. Courses include: stuffed mushrooms, tomato basil salad, herb-crusted prime rib or lemon pepper swordfish, and New York-style cheesecake paired with appropriate wine selections. $27 per person, including tax and tip. 2110 Peachtree Road. To make reservations, call 404-351-6425.
The Grape Grape Crush every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. with wine specials and complimentary appetizers. Saturdays noon-3 p.m., sample six featured wines. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 244. 770-803-WINE. www.thegrape-at.com.
Murphy's Wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. Tuesdays at 6 p.m. $10. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904.
Spice Sipping From the Vine wine tastings and complimentary hors d'oeuvres every Thursday 6-8 p.m. $10 per person. 793 Juniper St. 404-875-4242.
Sage on Sycamore Wine tasting -- with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine raffle -- each Wednesday 6-8 p.m. Live jazz 7-10 p.m. $15 per person. 121 Sycamore St. in Decatur Square. 404-373-5574. www.thebistros.com.
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