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Down by the river
Canoe, a recipient of Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence," and CL's critics' pick for Best Outdoor Dining in Atlanta for 2001 -- will host its last wine tasting of the year, An Old World Tasting of Noble Varietals, Oct. 18 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. in the gardens by the river. Light hors d'oeuvres chosen to complement the selection of wines will be served. $15 per person. 4199 Paces Ferry Road. 770-432-2663.

Oktoberfest with corks
Reserve your place at the table now for Margie's Pantry Oktoberfest wine dinner. German wines will be paired with hecktenkraut (shrimp and cabbage), dumplings in broth, weinerschnitzel with spaetzle and, for dessert, apfelstruedel. Tues. Oct. 9, 7 p.m. $44 per person. 653 E. Lake Drive, Decatur. 404-377-3818. www.margiespantry.com.

Hats off
Atlanta's hottest chefs and more than 24 wineries team with Wine Brats for the Atlanta stop of the CHEFS w/out HATS -- Disco Inferno Tour at club eleven50 on Oct. 11. Celebrity chefs Jöel Antunes of Jöel, Shaun Doty of Mumbo Jumbo, Filippo Saporito of Terra di Siena, Anne Moriarta of Dailey's, Graham Duncan of City Grill, Guenter Seeger of Seeger's, Scott Peacock of Watershed and Jason Dauble of Acqua take off their hats and roll up their sleeves to bring you specially prepared stellar appetizers paired with fabulous wines from all over the globe. Partial proceeds support the Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts. $40 advance, $50 at the door. Oct. 11. 7-11 p.m. eleven50. 1150-B Peachtree Road. For more info and tickets, visit www.winebrats.org.

Eno, meenie, miney moe
Which wine will it be? Eno -- CL's 2001 critics' pick for Best Wine Dinner and Best Wine List in Atlanta -- gets Spanish eyes in October and offers Wines of Spain with Tapas 6-9 p.m. Wed. Oct. 10 and 24. In addition to the more than 300 wines they regularly offer, Spanish reds, whites and roses will be available for $6.50 a glass, and tapas for $3.50 a plate. Peachtree and 5th streets. 404-685-3139.

Zero to 60
I don't know how many seconds it'll take you, but don't waste any precious time at the Fall Wine Festival in Watkinsville (just outside of Athens) tasting the 60 wines offered from around the world. Wine, food, fun and jazz will be flowing. Entry fee covers all wine and food samples. Sun. Oct. 21. 3-6 p.m. Photo ID required for wine drinking. Ashford Manor B&B, 5 Harden Hill Rd., Downtown Watkinsville. Tickets $17.50 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit WUGA Public Radio and the Oconee Arts Foundation. 706-254-2739. www.negia.net/~brew/wine.html.

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