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Taking the Fifth Group
The Fifth Group Restaurants has a trio of Robert Mondavi wine dinners planned for fall. The first on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at South City Kitchen, pairs Robert Mondavi with five courses of New South cuisine. The cost is $65, plus tax and tip. Reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 404-873-7358. 1144 Crescent Ave. October and November dinners will be held at The Food Studio (404-815-6677) and La Tavola Trattoria, respectively (404-873-5430).

Toulouse tasting
Get tight at Toulouse. Hit the wine tasting Sunday, Sept. 9, and explore 12-14 California wines from Santa Barbara and Monterey, including Syrahs, Merlots, Chardonnays and other grape varietals. 6:30 p.m. $25. For reservations, call 404-351-9533. 2293 Peachtree St.

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, $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.

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

E-mail or fax information to 404-420-1402.

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