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High on the Vine: You literally need a crowbar to open this sparkling rosé from Slovenia

Super limited availability at Vine & Tap, Restaurant Eugene, H&F Bottle Shop

Unless you're that guy, you probably aren’t drinking Champagne regularly. The drink of kings that dates back to the Roman Empire, Champagne is one of the few beverages of the world that carries an inherently special and celebratory significance. It’s also bloody expensive, which is why many turn to sparklers produced outside of Champagne. Cava from Spain, Prosecco from Italy, sparkling from California—they’ll all well-known replacements coming out of established wine regions. But here’s something you don’t see every day: a sparkling rosé from Slovenia. Read more...

Anne Quatrano's Dub’s Fish Camp to be casual, "more like Star Provisions"

Ponce City Market fish shack to open in March or April 2015

James Beard Award winner Anne Quatrano will open her fifth restaurant, Dub’s Fish Shack, at Ponce City Market in the spring of 2015. Named after her great-great-great-great grandfather W.H. Stiles, Dub is a nickname and also the name of her dog. Read more...

Murphy's launches new concept, Paces & Vine, in Vinings

Chef Ian Winslade to serve ‘neighborhood comfort food’

It took Tom Murphy thirty years, but he’s finally expanding his empire. The founder of Murphy’s in Virginia-Highland got his start selling hot dogs in Peachtree Battle. He opened Murphy’s as a basement deli and eventually grew it to the comfort food spot it is today. Come mid-September, Murphy, executive chef Ian Winslade, and director of operations Dave Green will open a spinoff restaurant called Paces & Vine at 4300 Paces Ferry Road in Vinings Jubilee, previously occupied the Garrison's Broiler & Tap. Read more...

High on the Vine: No food? No problem. Five obscure wines to try right now

Bubbles, whites, and reds

After a long day at work, all I really want is a glass of wine. A platter of cheese or a board of charcuterie would be thrilling pairings, but most of the time, that calls for a fussy level of effort and planning I just can't handle at that moment. Read more...