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Camus Cognac Tasting

Camus Cognac Tasting

A true Cognac tasting. The first of its kind, at least that I’ve seen, since living in Atlanta. There was an event some years ago by the French American Chamber of Commerce where there were samples of Cognac for people to try. But a sit-down, class format where a presenter talked about the history, the producer, the(…)

yebo

yebo

After several hours spent holiday shopping at the bustling Lenox Square in Atlanta, having a glass of wine in a cozy wine bar was the perfect way to take a pause on this cool and rainy afternoon. Yebo, which I learned can be translated to mean, “Hey, how’s it going?” in Zulu, is located just across the(…)

Cru Wine Bar at the Avalon

Cru Wine Bar at the Avalon

          Forget pretense. Forget about being around “wine snobs” with pinkies extended in the air. This wine bar is all about cool and casual. Located at the Avalon in the heart of Alpharetta, Cru presents a multitude of wines by the glass, wine flights as well as a food and wine pairing experience all(…)

In-home Tasting Series- The Veneto Region

In-home Tasting Series- The Veneto Region

Our in-home wine tasting series continues with the northeastern Italian region of Veneto. Wines of the Veneto region include Bardolino, Soava and Valpolicella Classico and Ripasso. Veneto is also home to the famous Prosecco Italian sparkling wine and the delicioso Amarone, the Rolls Royce of the Valpolicella wines! Jeff, our wine guy, did a fantastic(…)

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(…)

Three Blind Mice (Lilburn)

Three Blind Mice (Lilburn)

I have to be honest. When I first heard of Three Blind Mice located at a strip mall in Lilburn, Georgia of all places, I imagined some cookie-cutter restaurant with a few bottles of your standard wines behind the counter and calling that a “wine bar”, as some other places do. Unlike other Metro-Atlanta neighborhoods such as(…)

Cellar 56

Cellar 56

Located in the prestigious neighborhood of East Andrews in Buckhead, Cellar 56 takes you across the globe as this wine bar introduces selections from Portugal, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, France, Germany and the Americas. Wines are available at half-glass or full-glass pours, as well as by the bottle and…you won’t believe the bargain prices! Try one(…)

Vin 25- A Neighborhood Wine Bar in Historic Roswell

Vin 25- A Neighborhood Wine Bar in Historic Roswell

Beautifully situated in the heart of historic Roswell, but tucked away from the noise on a tranquil side street, Vin 25 bistro and wine bar occupies a lovely 1941 house, in which you really do feel at home. Phillip Cooper, owner and sommelier, presents an elegant wine selection not only from popular areas in France, Italy, Spain,(…)

Trendy Chic Wine Lounge in Emory Village

Trendy Chic Wine Lounge in Emory Village

Chic. Neighborly. Convivial. Mellow. Eclectic. These are words that came to mind when I first entered the attractive wine bar and lounge located in the heart of Emory Village. The Purple Corkscrew, a unique wine experience created by two very friendly sisters, Stephanie and Kellie, presents a delightful collection of wines that are as eclectic(…)

A Visit to North Georgia Vineyards

A Visit to North Georgia Vineyards

So after taking a short hiatus, I’ve finally made it back to the blogosphere. What could’ve possibly kept me away from writing about wine? More wine of course! Since February, I’ve had my head buried deep underneath the sand….and gravel, and clay, and limestone, and chalk….all the soil types that produce the world’s finest wines.(…)