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I am sure most of my readers know that I am an Oenophile-“a lover or connoisseur of wine.” I fit under the lover part. 🙂
Over a year ago, I had a wine tasting series on my blog which covered the best places for wine tasting in Atlanta.
I really enjoyed gathering with friends at places such as Vine & Tap, Murphy’s and Perrine’s Wine Shop.
Whether you are a novice or a long time wine enthusiast, there is always something to be learned from wine tasting with experts. Because I have been traveling so much (Dubai in November, Thailand in January, South Africa in March..) I have not been able to explore my hometown of Atlanta as much as I would like. But, I have dedicated an entire section of my updated webzine to Atlanta (be sure to check out the NEW look!) Starting this spring, I will resume this series in search of the best places for wine tasting in Atlanta. In addition, I will be attending as many food & wine festivals in the area as possible. I do love food just as much as wine. (lol).
Along with revisiting wine bars I enjoyed in the past, I have added places on my list for wine tasting in Atlanta!
This list includes locations within the city perimeter as well as outside the perimeter. Get more information about the area by buying a Lonely Planet Atlanta guide.
Vine & Tap:
Buckhead, Wine Bar +Tapas, Wednesdays 50% off Flights
Virginia Highlands, Restaurant & Wine Shop. Weekly Tuesday Wine Tastings at 6.30pm for $25 pp.
KR Steak Bar:
Buckhead, Monday Night Wine Club: Wine Tastings on the first Monday of every month. $55 pp includes passed appetizers. Wine Dinners also offered.
Purple Corkscrew Wine Shop:
Avondale Estates, Wine Classes on the last Tuesday of every month 6.30-8pm. Wine Down Wednesdays $10 for a 3 ounce pour. Saturdays-Complimentary Mimosa Tastings 12-3pm.
Castleberry Hill, Check the calendar on their website for upcoming classes.
3 Parks Wine:
Glenwood Park, Weekly Wednesday Wine Tastings 5.30-7pm. Free!
Old Fourth Ward: Wine Bar, Winery Tours, Restaurant, Shop, & Entertainment Venue. Check their calendar for multiple monthly wine events. Upcoming events are $65pp
Perrine’s Wine Shop:
Westside, several wine tastings every month, 5.30-7.30pm ranging for $25-$35 pp. Tasting fee refunded with purchase of 6 wines from the tastings. Check the events tab for a list of additional events with winemakers from around the world.
Highland Fine Wine:
Morningside, Weekly Thursday Night Wine Tastings with no RSVP required and no charge. 6.30-7.30pm. Special wine tastings on certain Wednesdays with a small fee-$15pp
Multiple locations-Brookhaven, Buckhead, Inman Park, Midtown. The Buckhead location seems to have the most events per this calendar.
Inman Park, Wine Store. Affiliated with Barcelona Restaurant. Wine Tastings & Classes.
The Savvy Cellars:
Sandy Springs, Weekly Wednesday “Ground to Grape Series” $50pp, Other wine tastings range from $20-$25. Click here for more info.
Stem Wine Bar:
Marietta, Wine Bar & Tapas, Wine Dinners & Classes. Weekly Wednesday Wine Tastings at 6.30pm for $40.
Sherlock’s Wine Merchants:
Several Locations, Buckhead, Marietta, Kennesaw, Peachtree Rd., Wine Classes & Events vary by location. The Buckhead location seems to have the most events per this page.
The Wine Cellars:
Smyrna, Wine Shop & Café, “WINEy Wednesdays” from 5-9pm with weekly wine features, Weekly Saturday Afternoon Wine Tastings 2-4pm $5pp waived with any purchase of $10 or more.
Dunwoody, Wine Bar, Restaurant, Wine & Cooking School. Wine classes for beginners to private wine tutoring sessions. Winemaker dinners & even wine festivals. Check this page for a list of classes and schedules.
D’Vine Wine Bar & Shop:
Chamblee Dunwoody, Wine Bar & Tapas & Live Music, Over 600 wines on the “wall of wine”. Check their website for upcoming wine tasting events.
Canoe’s Cellar Door:
Vinings, Wine shop associated with Canoe restaurant. Weekly wine tastings, wine club and wine dinners. Open Tuesday thru Saturday.
With several locations in the Atlanta area including Brookhaven and Perimeter you can sign up for wine classes for as low as $20! Check the calendars for event details.
So, what do you think of this list of the best places for wine tasting in Atlanta?
Did your favorite wine bar or wine shop make the list? If not be sure to add their name below! Follow my Facebook page to be informed of The Sophisticated Life’s wine tasting events in Atlanta!
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Also, be sure to check out these wine tasting events on EventBrite.
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