Big Reds Rock Atlanta Wine Brats put Zinfandel on a pedestal Monday, Sept. 9 at Ravenswood's "Big Reds Rock" Tour. Sample five off-the-chart Zinfandels from winemaker Joel Peterson. Appetizers from Brio include garlic, spinach and artichoke dip; calamari; bruschetta with shrimp; and more. Tickets $25 advance online at winebrats.org, $35 cash at the door (if available). 7-9 p.m. 2964 Peachtree Road.
An Adventure Into Wine
There are many variables in the making of a good wine and certified wine educator Dr. Herbert F. Spasser plans to school attendees on them all when he conducts a series of wine seminars titled An Adventure Into Wine. Focusing on the wines of Italy, France, Germany and the United States, co-founder of the Atlanta Wine Tasting Society brings lectures, slides and tastings to illuminate the importance of vintages, grapes, soil, climate and more. Each Wednesday from Sept. 4-Oct. 9. 6:15-8:15 p.m. The complete course cost $210. To sign up, call Spasser at 404-842-1651. Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland St.
Cavu - A Midtown Bistro -- Wine tastings every Friday 6-8 p.m. Stop by Aug. 16 to taste wines and sample light hors d'oeuvres. $10 per person. 794 Juniper St. 404-875-2229.
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.
Java Monkey -- Wine tastings every other Thursday on the patio. Next tasting: Sept. 12. Massage therapist on hand. $10. 7 p.m. 425 Church St. 404-378-5002.
Murphy's -- Wine tastings and hors d'oeuvres. Tuesdays at 6 p.m. $10. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904.
The River Room -- Select wines by the glass and complimentary sushi every Wednesday 5-8 p.m. Music 7-10 p.m. 4403 Northside Parkway, suite 150, Vinings. 404-233-5455.
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.
Vino! -- Tuesday wine tastings with complimentary hors d'oeuvres. $20. 5-8 p.m. 2900 Peachtree Road. 404-816-0511. -- Jane Catoe
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