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UPCOMING
WEEKEND OF WINE -- Tickets are now on sale for Wine South 2004, Atlanta's fifth annual festival of food, wine, art and music. The event will be held Sept. 18-19 at Gwinnett Center. Festival hours are 12:30-5:30 p.m., both days. Tickets are $50 a day or $95 for a weekend pass in advance, or $60 and $110 at the door. Discounted tickets at $35 a day are available for designated drivers. Tickets can be purchased online at www.winesouth.com or by phone at 678-985-9494.



ONGOING
Black Bear Tavern -- Bottles of red and white wines every Tuesday for $12. 1931 Peachtree Road. 404-355-9089. www.blackbeartavern.net.

Cafe at East Andrews -- Each week, the restaurant offers Wine Down Wednesday with bottles of wine at half price. Included in the promotion is the "Cellar List," so patrons have the chance to sample high-quality wines like Silver Oak and Opus One. 56 E. Andrews Drive. 404-869-1132. www.eastandrews.com.

D'Vine Wine Bar and Shop -- Come enjoy a wine event every day of the week (with the exception of Sunday). To mention just a few: Monday from 6-8 p.m. is D'Vine's Uncorked Night, where customers can sample all open bottles for $12. From 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, D'Vine has wine tastings of six to eight themed wines. Wine Knowledge Wednesdays include classes by expert Michael Bryant, trivia and a four-course dinner. 5486 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. 770-350-9463. www.atlantawinebar.com.

Eclipse di Luna -- Enjoy a wine tasting event the first Tuesday of every month from 6-7 p.m. For $10, it includes tapas and bottomless glasses of six to eight wines. 764 Miami Circle. 404-846-0449.

Flying Biscuit Cafe, Candler Park -- Take advantage of the Fabulous Fixed Price Friday Wine Tasting Dinner every Friday. This $25 event includes a three-course meal and paired wines. 1655 McLendon Ave. For info and reservations, call 404-687-8888. www.flyingbiscuit.com.

The Grape -- Grape Crush every Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. 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 tasting every other Thursday on the patio. The next tasting -- which includes music and chair massage -- will be Thurs., Sept. 2. Sample featured wines and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. $15. 7-9 p.m. 425 Church St. 404-378-5002.

MidCity Cuisine's Three-Way Thursdays -- One Thursday each month from 6-8 p.m., MidCity Cuisine features three wine options. These options include $15 for a wine tasting in the form of a flight at the bar, $25 for wine paired with hors d'oeuvres, and a $55 per person three-course dinner and wine pairing. 1545 Peachtree St. Call 404-888-8700 or visit www.midcitycuisine.com.

Murphy's -- Wine tasting Tuesdays start at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for tasting, with $5 off any entree. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904. www.murphysvh.com.

Sage -- Come enjoy the revival of Wednesday night wine tasting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For $13, this event includes light hors d'oeuvres, live jazz and a raffle. Reservations recommended. 121 Sycamore St. 404-373-5574. www.thebistros.com.

SoHo -- Every Wednesday night is "flight night." Beginning at 5:30 p.m., bar manager J.D. Doyle leads participants on a tasting tour of regions. For the next few months, flight night is part of the West Coast Wine Tour, which starts in Southern California and will end in the Pacific Northwest. Prices range from $17-$19. 4300 Paces Ferry Road. 770-801-0069. www.sohoatlanta.com.

Star Provisions -- Wine tasting every Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Reservations required. 1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-365-0410, ext. 1111.

Tierra -- Bottles of half-priced wine every Tuesday to celebrate its fifth anniversary. This special is limited to bottles under $40. 1425 Piedmont Ave. 404-974-5951. www.tierrarestaurant.com.

Twist -- Every Monday, Twist offers half-priced bottles for every item on the wine list, including Dom Perignon. 3500 Peachtree Road. 404-869-1191.

Vinocity -- Exotic dinners paired with bottomless glasses of wine from a specific region every Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m. Prices vary by the week. And Mondays, $5 wine tasting from 6-11 p.m. Three or four selections presented like a flight. 36 13th St. 404-870-8886. www.vinocitywinebar.com.

E-mail winelist@creativeloafing.com or fax information to 404-420-1402 at least two weeks prior to event.

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