Saturday, August 4, 2012
Chill out at a German bierfest, brewery tour, tomato festival, Riesling tastings and more during this hot, muggy month.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Ugh.Those soggy, hot August Dog Days are upon us. Normally, this is the time that “get-up-and-go” activities fall off to almost nothing except for school starting and temperatures soaring up to the high 90s. Not so for this August. No one needs sunscreen in an air-conditioned room. Opportunities abound to sip and savor your favorite beers, wines, and spirits. There is so much to do and so little time! From the South’s largest German Bierfest to the promise (maybe) of a La Tomatina festival tomato fight, the list goes on and on and on. Folks bus to VIP brewery tours; executives from Italy, Oregon, California and Spain are visiting offering wines. There are celebrations for delicious craft beers and a new growler shop opening -- even …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Red, White & Blue festivities lead off a month filled with barbecue, beer, wine and more.
Starting with the July 4th Weekend’s Red, White & Blue Pub Crawl and two holiday parties featuring barbecue, beer, bluegrass and wine, this month's calendar of wine, beer, and spirits tastings offer opportunities to sample a little of everything. Brew Master Bobo, a Catholic monk from Belgium, comes to town. There's a Sour Beer festival and a Christmas in July party as well as an “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” and the “Wine Wars." Also planned are a beer dinner in an authentic English-style cask ale pub along with three super wine tastings set for July 21, July 26 and July 27. Foodies everywhere are licking their lips for the start of Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week. There is a local celebration of the Spanish running of the bulls. …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Wine fests, beer fests, a new winery opening, a 'Deliverance' commemorative river fest and more as summer gets underway this month.
A new winery opens, a mega Pinot wine tasting comes to Dunwoody, and two North Georgia wine festivals are among the highlights of this June’s wine, beer, and spirits events. Mark your calendars. Designate a driver. A smorgasbord of activities awaits – everything from a commemorative festival for the movie “Deliverance” to a celebration of the California wines in “Bottle Shock.” There also are the Brookhaven Beer Festival, a “scary-etta" haunted pub crawl, and a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon tasting with wines priced at $100 and more, just to point to a few. June 1 – Marietta’s First Friday Art Walk offers responsible drinkers wine and beers while they stroll along viewing works of 30 featured artists exhibiting at different stores and …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Celebrate wine, champagnes, whiskey and beer along with spring.
From the Parti Gras in Mableton to beer festivals in Athens and Atlanta, a UGA Bulldog party, a French Champagne tasting to an Irish Pub’s whiskey tasting, April festivities are stacking up to offer a diverse selection of events -- everything from a beer-filled “dunk” tank to a Champagne dessert reception in Marietta commemorating a Civil War incident. April 4. At a wine tasting from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, the Marietta Wine Market offers select red and white wines from California’s Livermore Valley vintners Wente Vineyards and Murietta’s Well. Murietta’s Well, for example, whose top wines are named “The Whip” and “The Spur,” was founded in the 1850s and bought later by the Wente family. In 1889 a Livermore winery won Le Grand Prix at the …