Atlanta Tasting Events

Spring Rosé Tasting at Savvy’s…

Spring Rosé Tasting at Savvy’s…

    This was a wine tasting that I learned about through happenstance. I was at Savvy Cellars shopping for my ¨weekend¨ wine when I overheard a conversation between a customer and an employee about an upcoming rosé tasting the following day. At the checkout I inquired about the details of the tasting and later put(…)

High Museum Wine Auction

High Museum Wine Auction

The Crème de la Crème of wine events in Atlanta, the annual High Museum Wine Auction is the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art and the top charity fundraiser in Atlanta. The festival hosts over 100 wineries, more than 80 (very good) restaurants, well over 1000 benefactors, and welcomes food, wine and art lovers from(…)

‘Cheeses of Europe’ Cheese Tasting

‘Cheeses of Europe’ Cheese Tasting

    The last time I had a cheese course like this was at Place Maubert in Paris’ Latin Quarter, at the Fromagerie Laurent Dubois. It was there that I had my first education of the various cheese regions of France, the different styles, flavors and wine pairings for each variety. Then came the Cheeses of(…)

Clément Rhum Tasting

Clément Rhum Tasting

    This was my first rum tasting and apparently my friends and I landed upon a good one. Formerly known as Domaine de l’Acajou, Habitation Clément located on the island of Martinique, is the birthplace of Rhum Agricole and carries the culture of an ancient Créole sugarcane plantation rich with French West Indian history.       (…)

Cognac Tasting- The House of Martell

Cognac Tasting- The House of Martell

As soon as I saw this event listed on the Tower Tasting Room website, I knew that I wanted to be front and center, ready to try these different Cognacs.  I was at the bar Le Baudelaire during a summer trip to Paris when I first heard of the House of Martell. Le Baudelaire is a chic and elegant Champagne(…)

In-home tasting series: Finger Lakes Wine Region

In-home tasting series: Finger Lakes Wine Region

This is a wine tasting that I had been looking forward to from the moment when I first saw it announced. Until then, I had only tasted domestic wines from California, Oregon and some from Washington. But wines from the Finger Lakes area were unfamiliar to me and I was eager to learn something about. The Finger Lakes(…)

Champagne & Chocolate Soirée- 2016

Champagne & Chocolate Soirée- 2016

This is one of my favorite annual events, not just at the Alliance Française, but period. It’s a special occasion where you get to pull out that petite robe noire (little black dress), meet up with friends, and party the night away over Champagne paired with luxury chocolates. This year the tasting event was taken to another level, where(…)

A Taste of France at Savor Wine Boutique

A Taste of France at Savor Wine Boutique

          Situated in the heart of the Kirkwood neighborhood of Decatur is this charming haven for wine lovers. Savor Wine Boutique shares with the community “slow” wines from well-known regions (e.g. Europe, South America, and South Africa) but from small, lesser-known producers. What is a “slow” wine one might ask? Unlike commercial wines(…)

Art Uncorked!

Art Uncorked!

A warm and intimate living room situated in Dunwoody, Georgia, Wine Xplorer is a place where wine lovers meet together to explore wines from across the globe. Events range from complimentary tastings, to casual wine education classes, and even live music on certain nights of the week.   ART Uncorked!, an art show featuring emerging(…)

In-home Wine Tasting Series- Piemonte

In-home Wine Tasting Series- Piemonte

When most people think of Italian wine, the first thought that comes to mind is Tuscany, namely Chianti. But did you know that besides Tuscany, Piemonte (or Piedmont in English) is one of the two most famous regions in Italy for wine production? The location is northern Italy, less than two hours southwest of Milan.(…)