Canoe's next Wines by the River tasting is Thursday, May 16. Celebrate the Thunder from Down Under with a pouch full of Australian wines chosen from Canoe's 300-selection wine cellar by Wine Director Kevin Good. (Tastings are held monthly on the third Thursday throughout the spring in the River Garden, overlooking the Chattahoochee.) $15. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 4199 Paces Ferry Road. 770-432-2663. www.canoeatl.com.
Swim with the sharks
The African-American Wine Tasting Society hosts its first event Wednesday, May 22, featuring California and Italian wines from the Shark Bar's wine list. $10 per person. 7-9 p.m. 571 Peachtree St. Reservations required, call Renee Rowe at 770-943-3649.
Margie's Pantry hosts its next movie-themed wine dinner Sunday, May 19. Keep Gigi in mind as you sup on pate en croute, coquilles Saint Jacques a la Provencale, salade de tomate and bombe de chocolate paired with appropriate wines. $52 per person. (Plus tax and 18 percent tip.) 653 East Lake Drive, Decatur, 404-377-3818. www.margiespantry.com.
Uncork A Cure
The AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta brings its Springtime in Paris celebration to SciTrek for its 11th annual Uncork A Cure fund raiser. More than 300 wines will be available for tasting. Try them all and you'll be in a generous mood for the silent auction including hotel stays, original artwork, spa visits and more. Hors d'oeuvres provided by Einstein's. Friday, May 17. $85 at the door, $75 in advance. 404-872-CURE. www.uncorkacure.org.
Buckhead Wine Festival
Be sure to check out this Saturday's Buckhead Wine Festival at Lo Spuntino: 32 wineries, two brewhouses and live music. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. May 18, 1-5 p.m. 3005 Peachtree Road. 404-237-5724.
Atlantic Star Brasserie -- Wine tastings every Tuesday 6-8 p.m. $10 per person. 105 Sycamore Place. 404-377-8384.
City Grill -- Wine on Wednesday tastings and light hors d'oeuvres 5-6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. April 17 features Savannah & Chanelle Vineyard and Renwood Vineyard wines. $19 per person (plus tax and tip). 50 Hurt Plaza. 404-524-2489. www.citygrillatlanta.com.
Dick and harry's -- Flight nights every Tuesday. $10-$15. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-641-8757.
Eno -- Mediterranean wine and tapas every Wednesday. $6.50 a glass, $3.50 a plate. 6-9 p.m. 800 Peachtree St. 404-685-3191. www.eno-atlanta.com.
The Grape -- On Wednesdays, it's the Grape Crush, featuring wine specials and complimentary appetizers. Saturdays noon-3 p.m., sample six featured wines. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, suite 244. 770-803-WINE.
Hi Life Kitchen & Cocktails -- Monthly wine tastings the third Thursday of each month. This month's tasting May 16 features Chateau Ste. Michelle wines. $15 per person. 7 p.m. 3380 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross. 770-409-0101. www.atlantahilife.com.
-- Jane Catoe
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