Atlanta Tasting Events

Wines of Spain & Tapas Party

Wines of Spain & Tapas Party

Good food, great wines, and fun group of people, all under one roof. This was a private wine tasting presented by Ted Field, seasoned wine educator of Domaine Wine Distributors.  For this event, Ted took the group on a journey across Spain with seven wines from various Spanish wine regions. Wines were accompanied with tapas prepared(…)

Discover Sauternes: Château de Fargues

Discover Sauternes: Château de Fargues

    I remember the very first time that I had Sauternes. It was at a Bordeaux tasting by Atlantic Wines, Inc. at the Alliance Française Atlanta. I was hooked to this luxurious sweeter side of Bordeaux instantly. So when I learned of this event presented by the Southeastern Sommelier Society featuring exclusively Saturnais wines, I could(…)

Bacchanal Red Blend

Bacchanal Red Blend

Bacchanal Wine was one of the tasting tables at this year’s Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. It was there that I learned about the Bacchanal Blend, created by Bacchanal co-founder Chris Rudge. Rudge was a lover of wines from southern France, and with the help of Hope & Grace Winery in California, he attempted to recreate(…)

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Event

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Event

Who doesn’t love a Champagne party?! The Summer Champagne Mixer is an annual social and fundraising event presented by the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) typically in the month of June. And no…you do NOT have to speak French to attend! Here you’ll find French hors d’oevures prepared by local artisans, a friendly mix(…)

Burgundy Tasting by Domaine Louis Latour

Burgundy Tasting by Domaine Louis Latour

Burgundy is a place (a region) in France and is the birthplace for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. So a white Burgundy wine is Chardonnay and a red Burgundy wine is Pinot Noir. With over 20 selections available, the annual Louis Latour Burgundy tasting held by Atlantic Wines Inc. and led by Benard Retornaz, head of Maison Louis(…)

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(…)