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Gosford Wine
1059 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606
This charming wine shop carries more boutique wines than big brand wines. Tastings are held every Thursday from 6pm toMore 7:30pm. Owner Ben Giacchino is happy to show customers around the shop and make suggestions for wine purchases. Note: To fax this business, call ahead.
The Cellar Wine & Spirits
2475 Jefferson Rd, Athens, GA 30607

The Cellar Wine & Spirits is located in the Homewood Village Shopping Center and is a large, brightly lit andMore welcoming store.

It stocks classic beers (Miller, Bud) as well as fabulous artisan craft beers (Stone, Lagunitas, Ommegang, Allagash).

There is a vast selection of wines (Ridge, Poppy, Bogle) and it offers a 10% discount on cases. Need a lovely port for after dinner? You can find that at The Cellar Wine & Spirits as well. It also offers a wide range of soft drinks and mixers.

Village Wine & Spirits
1860 Barnett Shoals Rd, Athens, GA 30605
Village Wine & Spirits in the Georgetown Square shopping center carries many different wines, a diverse array ofMore liquors and an assortment of beers, including locally brewed Terrapin. Shoppers can also pick up soft drinks, mixers and bags of ice.
The Winery
429 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601
The Winery is an elegant yet relaxed cocktail and wine bar, and a great place to get together with friends. Check outMore its impressive wine list, which will appeal to oenophiles and casual wine drinkers alike. The Winery also serves cocktails and beer.
675 Pulaski St Ste 400, Athens, GA 30601

Located in the Leathers building on Pulaski Street, Shiraz is your one-stop shop for everything wine. Owner EmilyMore Garrison is an expert on wines for the perfect meal and creating a wine list to compliment an entire menu. 

The customer service is excellent and the staff extremely knowledgeable. The shop has tastings every Saturday from 1pm to 5pm, so head down on a Saturday afternoon and learn a little something new about anything, from grape to glass. The Athens Banner Herald ranks Shiraz as the best wine selection in Athens and Toast of the Town writes "one of the top businesses in Athens."

Tall Boy Beverages
2095 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605
Tall Boy Beverages offers a selection of more than 650 wines from around the world and 300 different beers brewedMore locally, domestically and internationally. The shop itself is bright, well maintained and a pleasant place to shop, with plenty of space to navigate while one selects delicious libations. Inquire within about quarterly wine tastings.
Five Points Bottle Shop
1655 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30606
Five Points Bottle Shop boasts an extensive collection of fine wines and specialty beers. The knowledgeable staff isMore ready to assist you in purchasing the perfect bottle of wine for any occasion. The slogan "No Fake IDs, No Crybabies" represents the strict intolerance for underage folks trying to buy alcohol, and the "wall of shame" near the cash registers displays the numerous fake IDs that have been confiscated over the years. For the 21 and over crowd, however, this store is a top choice, known for its excellent selection and attentive staff. The store itself does not host wine tastings but, if you travel across the street to the co-owned Aromas Bar, you can enjoy a sampling of what the store has to offer. 
Farm 255
255 W Washington St, Athens, GA 30601
Restaurant and bar scene with a stage outside for a band. Farm 255 has been serving downtown Athens for years with itsMore great food and awesome wine selection.
Union Store
151 Nellie B Ave, Athens, GA 30601
Union Store is a quaint grocery store on the east side of town. This store has a friendly atmosphere and offers aMore variety of spirits, beer and wine, as well as smoking products.
The Healthy Gourmet
1087 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606
The Healthy Gourmet can be found in a small shopping complex on Baxter Street. It features high quality foods with anMore emphasis on healthy eating. There is also a nice selection of wines.
Depalma's Italian Cafe
1965 Barnett Shoals Rd, Athens, GA 30605
Depalma's is a locally-owned restaurant that has been an Athens favorite since 1988. The East Side location on BarnettMore Shoals Road opened in 1992, combining the elegance of fine dining with a very comfortable atmosphere. The walls are lined with wine bottles and the tables are decorated with memorabilia of all kinds. You can have a seat at the well-stocked bar for a drink or come in for a family meal of delicious pasta or pizza at one of the many tables or booths. There is a different special on the menu every night and Monday is half-off-wine night.
Hilltop Grille
2310 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606
This sophisticated spot has a spirited atmosphere, filled with University of Georgia themed artwork. Guests are invitedMore to sit out on the sunny patio for brunch or enjoy live music at night. Special deals include $3 drinks at Happy Hour on Wednesdays from 4pm to 10pm and free children's meals with a dinner entree. Every Sunday and Monday, wine lovers can enjoy $3 house wine by the glass.  
1235 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605
Brought to you by the owners of Five Points Bottle Shop, Aromas is a cozy wine bar -- a place to rendezvous with an oldMore friend or meet a new one. Patrons will enjoy a wide selection of wine from around the world, an ever-changing selection of craft beer, an array of spirits and also coffee concoctions. Aromas serves a dessert menu in addition to its savory tapas menu, with items such as olive tapenade, hummus, spinach dip and fine cheeses. As a place to relax, Aromas offers a pleasant change of pace from the busy downtown bar scene.
Flight Tapas and Bar
225 N Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30601

Flight is a restaurant that serves tasting flights, fancy for small a la carte portions of complementary food andMore wine. This method of eating encourages sharing and sampling of many different menu items. The menu is globally influenced, paired with a complementary wine and beer menu and changes seasonally.

The restaurant is located in downtown Athens in the same building that used to house the Georgia Theatre. From the outside, the building gives the impression of being small; however, upon entering, one is confronted with an expansive, inviting space with lots of natural light, exposed brick and wood floors.

The bar and lounge area is in front and has a large TV. The rear of the space has banquet seating and there are tables in the middle. In the wine cellar is a space for private parties with a table that can seat up to 18 people or, without the table, it can be a fantastic place for a private cocktail party. General Manager Mandy Elias suggests coming on Saturday nights to hear live music. Brunch is served on Sunday from 11am - 3pm.

Casa Mia
269 N Hull St, Athens, GA 30601

Casa Mia is a Latin-inspired restaurant. Speciality drinks like sangria and mojitos are served along with other mixedMore drinks at a traditional bar. There also is a smaller wine bar near the front of the restaurant which sells wine by the glass or by the bottle.

There are drink specials everyday of the week including half-priced tequilas on Tuesdays and $4 martinis on Thursdays.  One or two Saturdays a month Casa Mia turns into a salsa dancing club with DJs imported from Atlanta for music and dancing until 2am.

The restaurant is also a popular choice for wedding rehearsals and wedding receptions. 

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