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SAVE-THE-DATE: ATLANTA WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/24/23

Saturday, April 22 Noon-7pm

Piedmont Park Promenade

Wines of the World tasting of fine wine from Hungary, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Armenia, Argentina, Spain & Australian and other regions. Also enjoy Craft Beers, and Craft Spirits in an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE affair. The title says wine but there are all types of adult beverages offered, sampled, and compared. Website: www.atlantawineandjazz.com

TICKET INFO:

GENERAL ADMISSION  $65.00  Early-bird Sale $45.00

*** Limited offer !!! 2 For $90!***

  •    Admission to Event (Lawn Area Only)
  •    Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  •    Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting
  •    One souvenir wine tasting glass
  •    Access to cash bars food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  •    Yard chairs and blankets are welcome. (No picnic baskets or Coolers)

VIP SEATING (FRONT STAGE)        $85.00

  • VIP seating front of the stage (One Resin chair provided) – First Come First Serve seating!
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  • Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting
  • One souvenir wine tasting glass
  • Access to cash bar & food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs 

VIP TENT FIRST ROW            $1800.00

  • Admission to Event for 12 (Guests) 
  • VIP Tent (Front Row to Stage!) 10 X 20 tent
  • Seating includes (10- Resin chairs, 8x 11 table & one 2-person sofa)
  • Fully decorated tent with décor 
  • Five bottles of wine (1) Red (1) Rose (2) White (1) Sweet
  • 12- premium lunch packages
  • 12- souvenir wine tasting glass & Unlimited wine tasting
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  • Access to cash bars & food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  • 48- bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice) 
  • Skip the line (Check in)

VIP TENT SECOND ROW            $1500.00

  • Admission to Event for 10 (Guests)    
  • VIP Tent (Second Row to Stage!) 10 X 10 tent
  • Seating includes (10- Resin chairs & 8x 11 table)
  • Fully decorated tent with décor  
  • Four bottles of wine (1) Red (1) Rose (1) White (1) Sweet
  • 10- premium lunch packages 
  • 10- souvenir wine tasting glass & Unlimited wine tasting  
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  • Access to food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  • 48- bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice)
  • Skip the line (Check in)

VIP TENT THIRD ROW          $1300.00

  • Admission to Event for 10 (Guests)   
  • VIP Tent (Third Row to Stage!) 10 X 10 ten
  • Seating includes (10- Resin chairs & 8x 11 table)
  • Decorated tent with décor 
  • Three bottles of wine (1) Rose (1) White (1) Sweet
  • 10- souvenir wine tasting glass
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  • Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting 
  • Access to cash bars
  • Access to food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  • 24- bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice)
  • Skip the line (Check in)

VIP TENT FOURTH ROW          $1095.00

  • Admission to Event for 10 (Guests)
  • VIP Tent (Fourth Row to Stage!) 10 X 10 tent
  • Seating includes (10- Resin chairs & 8x 11 table)
  • Two bottles of wine (1) White (1) Sweet
  • 10- souvenir wine tasting glass
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  • Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting
  • Access to cash bars
  • Access to food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  • 24- bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice)
  • Skip the line (Check in)

VIP TENT FIFTH ROW          $895.00

  •  Admission to Event for 10 (Guests) 
  •  VIP Tent (Fifth Row to Stage!) 10 X 10 tent
  • Seating includes (10 – Resin chairs & 8x 11 table)
  • Two bottles of wine (1) White (1) Sweet    
  • 10 – souvenir wine tasting glass
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz    
  • Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting  
  • Access to cash bars
  • Access to food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  • 24- bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice)
  • Skip the line (Check in)

VIP TENT SIXTH ROW          $795.00

  • Admission to Event for 10 (Guests)
  • VIP Tent (Sixth Row to Stage!) 10 X 10 tent
  • Seating includes (10 Resin chairs & 8x 11 table) 
  • Two bottles of wine (1) White (1) Sweet
  • 10 souvenir wine tasting glass
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  •  Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting 
  • Access to cash bars
  • Access to food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  •  24 -bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice)
  • Skip the line (Check in)

Bully Boy

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/12/22

Nestled in a small spot just off the Beltline, Bully Boy is hidden in the Two Urban Licks parking lot, yet when you enter it’s almost like a greenhouse oasis, low lights, large tables, and a glowing ‘oysters’ sign. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing it is a foodies dream with everything from sushi to duck spring rolls to Miso Black Cod and even a market priced A-5 wagyu dish. On top of that, they have several different sake to choose from as well as great cocktails, a large wine list, and more. Let’s find out more.

Starting with the sake and cocktails, we opted to try two different Sakes, the Koji Sake – Junmani Daiginjo ATL Edition that was our favorite, it is crisp and smooth cold sake and very sippable with any of the dishes. The other one was a rose, pink sake called Mukai Shuzo – Ine Mankai, which was still very good, floral, and fruitier than the other. For our cocktail the staff recommended the Gin #5 cocktail and we couldn’t have been happier. It is a floral gin that starts out tangy and then a smooth fruity end with cherry liquor and orange flower water and vermouth. It had a great balance.

For our shared plates, we tried a little bit of everything from crispy brussels sprouts to beef Negimaki, as well as Duck Spring Rolls, and their amazing King Kong Roll. Starting with the crispy brussels sprouts these were delicious with a sweetness and earthiness up front and then ended with a crunch and savory of the sauce. We’d never tried Negimaki before so we took a chance on it and we are glad we did! The wagyu beef was tender and meaty with a good rich flavor it surrounded crunchy and tangy cooked scallions that rounded out the bite with tang and crunch.

Something you have to try when you go to Bully Boy is their sushi! One of the rolls we tried was the King Kong Roll.  Cool and tender salmon and yellowtail, sweet and spicy tuna, creamy avocado, a fantastic roll to pair with a crisp sake! The flavor was so good, no wasabi was even needed! Finally, the Duck Spring Rolls were a great twist on a classic. Crunchy and flaky outside, tender pulled duck inside that had rich flavor and the typical cabbage and carrots, but they added peppers as well for more tang. Yum.

 On to our next course we pulled out all the stops and went for the pricey A-5 Wagyu and the Miso Black Cod! As for the beautiful and well-presented A-5 Wagyu it arrived in a smoke dome! It’s like meat butter surrounded by a smoky, charred skin and topped with gold flakes. It goes perfectly with the tender marinated mushroom assortment. But we must admit that the Miso Black Cod stole the show! HOLY GOD, this must try dish is sweet and tender cod paired with a rich miso sauce and pickled vegetables on the side. Put the fish, miso sauce and veggies together for an incredible sweet, earthy, rich, tangy bite. We cannot recommend any more highly!

We enjoyed the King Kong Roll so much, we also got the Ping Pong Roll. Wait, those rhyme! This is a must try with cool and tangy pineapple atop a spicy tuna roll with a balsamic glaze. It starts out with the sweet, cool pineapple and then the spiciness of the tuna and the richness of the balsamic glaze hits you on the back. Delicious! After all of that, they do offer a mochi dessert. It’s three seasonal flavors, ours turned out to be mango, matcha, and strawberry. If you are not familiar with mochi, they are chewy and fruity outside with ice cream inside and these are accompanied with fruit. We liked them all but we found you can mix and match them for best bite. I personally liked the matcha and strawberry together, almost like chocolate strawberry ice cream.

One of the best meals all year!! BRAVO!

BEER VS WINE BEVERAGE SHOWDOWN AT THE USUAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/22

Friday, October 28 7pm

Join us for a beverage showdown with two of your favorite experts, A Cork in The road and Bitch Beer Podcast.

Using the signature format created by A Cork in the Road, LLC, guests will taste wines and beers throughout several rounds of food pairings from Chef Nick Leahy while collecting data to determine which beverage pairs best with each dish…will WINE (Kelly) or BEER (Caroline) win?!

Reception

Oysters on the 1/2 shell, cheese and charcuterie

First Course

Potato and Goat Cheese Empanada with Chimichurri

Second Course

Cold Smoked Scallop Crudo, preserved peach, pickled fresno, and puffed rice

Third Course

Braised Pork Cheek, Daysprings Farm Grits, Lady Peas, and Tomato Gravy

Fourth Course

Dulce De Leche and Apple Bread Pudding with Anglaise

TICKETS

SOUTHERN BELLE CELEBATES CALIFORNIA WINES ON OCTOBER 26

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/16/22

America’s most lauded wine country is about so much more than you know; Napa Cabernet is just the tip of the iceberg.

Join Cate Hatch to discover what exciting developments have been emerging from winemakers in California. Our class will be held in an otherwise closed-to-the-public Southern Belle from 6:30-7:30 PM on Wednesday, October 26.

As always, we will be sampling and discussing six wines, while Chef Joey Ward and the team provide small bites to pair. Exclusive 12-bottle case discounts will be available to all attendees.

Tickets are limited to keep things intimate, so book seats today ($82/per ticket, including service).

UNCORKED ATLANTA WINE FESTIVAL FALL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/26/22

Pratt Pullman, Saturday, October 22nd 12-4pm

Tickets: Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival

Experience Over 50 Varieties of Wine, Craft Beer, and Spirit Tastings 

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 12 p.m.

Atlanta, GA (September 29, 2022) Uncorked Atlanta, the city’s premier wine tasting experience, is returning to Pullman Yards on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dive into over 50 varieties of wine and craft beer tastings along with live music, wine-themed activations, and much more.

With a branded sampling glass in hand, Uncorked attendees are invited to explore a diverse selection of wines, from whites to reds, chardonnay to cabernet; vino fans can stick to their signature favorites or try them all. In addition to wine, crisp craft beers and cocktails will be available to sip on or as a means to “cleanse the palate” throughout the day. 

Uncorked Atlanta Video 

Sponsored by Lidi Groceries, Uncorked will feature a range of music by Power 96.1’s DJ MiKeith to help set the tone for the dance floor, as well as an appearance by hip-hop legend Fabo of Atlanta rap artists D4L. For those who don’t want to take it to the dance floor, games like Jenga, giant Connect 4, and cornhole are up for grabs. Food for purchase will also be available to help maintain that base and keep the party going.

Tickets are available for purchase at www.uncorkedatlanta.com. General admission tickets are $50 and come with a souvenir Uncorked Atlanta tasting glass. VIP tickets are available for $150 and include one-hour early admission (11 a.m.), upgraded souvenir glass, and 45-minute guided pairing class (12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. time slots based on availability). Additionally, couples tickets are available at a discounted rate for general admission ($90 per couple) and VIP ($190 per couple). Lastly, for those who have an especially good time and do not wish to use a ride-share option, designated driver tickets are available for $10. 

Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival is in Pullman Yards at 225 Rogers St NE, Atlanta, GA 30317. For more information, including volunteer, vendor, and sponsor opportunities, visit www.uncorkedatlanta.com

GA Tickets Include:

Souvenir Uncorked Atlanta Tasting Glass
Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
DJ and Music
Food Available for Purchase

$50, prices will increase.


VIP Package

1 hour early admission (11:00am)
Upgraded Souvenir Glass
45 Minute guided pairing class (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm )
Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
DJ and Music


VIP Pricing:
$95 – $120, prices increase as get closer.

ALL SPARKLING WINE TASTING AT SOUTHERN BELLE

Southern Belle‘s “Travel In A Glass” series returns on August 24 with a line-up that is all sparkles, literally and figuratively.

Come see Cate Hatch in an otherwise closed-to-the-public Southern Belle from 6:30-7:30 PM on Wednesday, August 24th to taste some of her favorite bubbly wines: White, Rose, and Red!

As always, we will be sampling and discussing six wines, while Chef Joey Ward and the team provide small bites to pair. Exclusive 12-bottle case discounts will be available to attendees.

Tickets are limited to keep things intimate, so book your seats today! ($82/per ticket, including service).

TICKETS: https://resy.com/cities/atl/venues/southern-belle/events/travel-in-a-glass-all-sparkling-2022-08-24?date=2022-08-16&seats=2

ATLANTA SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/21/22

Atlanta Summer Wine Festival
The Eastern
Saturday, August 13, 2022, 2 Sessions
Session 1: 12pm-4pm ; Session 2: 6pm-10pm
50+ Wines, small beer selection, live music, and DJ Qtip hosted by Atlanta Wine Festivals.
Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir acrylic wine glass, and all wine & beer samples
$45 advance, $50 after Aug. 4, $60 day of event. *Unless sold out.

THE WOODALL UNCORKS TRIONE VINEYARDS WINE DINNER ON MAY 25

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/20/22

Westside Eatery Collaborates with Sonoma Winery for a

Wine-and-Dine Experience to Remember                   

Executive chef John Metz invites guests to the Woodall for an exceptional wine dinner experience with Trione Vineyards & Winery on Wednesday, May 25. Metz and chef de cuisine Karl Gorline will take guests on a culinary cultural journey with a five-course menu paired with wines from Sonoma’s Trione Vineyards & Winery.

Family-owned and operated Trione Vineyards & Winery is deeply rooted in the Sonoma County wine industry. Three generations of the Trione family have owned and cultivated nearly 600 acres of vineyards in three prime appellations: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, and Sonoma Coast.

The cost of the dinner with pairings is $125 per person plus tax and tip. Reservations can be made by emailing thewoodallatl@metzcorp.com.

MENU:                         

Amuse-bouche

Crab tartlet garnished with yuzu, apple, and radish

First Course

Trout belly ceviche garnished with honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, and fennel

2021 Trione Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course

Roasted chicken chawanmushi served “hiyashi” style with consommé,

red shrimp, mushrooms, and edamame

Trione 2018 Chardonnay

Third Course

Kurobuta pork short rib with a spicy and smoky black mole sauce,

corn panisse, and chickpea and corn relish

Trione 2017 Pinot Noir

Fourth Course

Prime strip steak with pommes paolo and a classic French bordelaise sauce

Trione 2016 Henry’s Blend

Fifth Course

Whipped kabocha squash custard with yogurt sorbet, a crispy pavlova, and sumac

Trione 2015 Syrah

SOUTHERN BELLE EXPLORES THE TRAILBLAZING WINE OF THE OREGON TRAIL ON APRIL 27

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/22

Grab a Glass and Head West as the Sommelier Team

Uncorks the Innovative Wine of Oregon

Wednesday, April 27 6:30-7:30pm

Southern Belle invites pioneers and pinot lovers alike to explore the wild West as it takes a deep dive into a variety of Oregon wines during the newest installation of its popular Travel in a Glass wine tasting event on Wednesday, April 27.

Guests will join Southern Belle and Georgia Boy’s sommelier team of Cate Hatch, Jordan Traylor, and Fred Torvik as they lead the trailblazing wine-tasting experience. Oregon has long been famous for its stunning pinot noirs, but there is much more to the story. Variety is the spice of the state these days, and guests will be shown a whole new world of innovation in winemaking.

Chef Joey Ward and his team will provide a variety of small bites to accompany the tasting, and attendees will have access to mixed-case discounts on all six featured wines. The cost to attend is $65 per person, and seats can be reserved online. Please note that Southern Belle is normally closed on Wednesdays, and no other food will be available for purchase.

Save the date for the next Travel in a Glass tasting on May 25, 2022.

ATLANTA SPRING WINE FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/17/22

Atlanta Spring Wine Festival
Historic 4th Ward Park
Saturday, April 9, 2022, 1-5pm

Being held on Saturday, April 9 at Historic 4th Ward Park, Atlanta Spring Wine Festival has 50+ Wines, beer, Live Music, DJ Qtip, and more activations! Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir acrylic wine glass, and unlimited alcohol tastings.  Tickets are $45 Advance, $50 after March 31, $60 day of event.

21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or shine event, no refunds. No outside food or beverage. Do not drink and drive, take Uber/Lyft or walk. Alcohol will cut off at 4:45pm. We reserve the right to cut off anyone at any time.