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Lucian Books and Wine

The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Lucian Books and Wine, Nur Kitchen, and Poach Social

Lucian is a cheerful, light-filled yet intimate new wine bar, while Shay Lavi returns with Nur Kitchen, and Poach Social opens as a cute breakfast spot in Summerhill. Plus this month's pop-up highlight: home-style Korean in Grant Park.
Lucian Books & Wine - wine bar bookshop Buckhead

Lucian, a new bookshop and wine bar, opens in Buckhead

Lucian, a bookshop and wine bar from Katie Barringer, founder of the now-shuttered Cover Books and Jordan Smelt, formerly of Cakes & Ale and Bread & Butterfly, opened at Modera Buckhead this week.
Summer red wines

Yes, you can enjoy red wine in the summer heat

Rosé gets all the love this time of year, as our city is baking like a pan of lasagna, but you don’t have to give up red wine when it’s hot out. Here are five easy-drinking “summer reds” to try.

Your next wine obsession: bubbles from Germany

The country’s signature grape varietal, often accused of being too sweet, has yet to sync with the American palate, despite relentless nationwide campaigns and marketing pushes. But there is a way to dive into German wines—great German wines—without having to buy a copy of Rosetta Stone, memorize a map, or fork over a ton of cash: go sparkling.

Todd Ginsberg improves the Philly cheesesteak, Pie Local’s new owner thrives, and more bite-sized dining news

Meet the defining sub at Fred’s Meat & Bread, Todd Ginsberg’s stellar sandwich stall in Krog Street Market. Ginsberg originally planned to serve strictly burgers until he and his partners remembered the Philly cheesesteak.

High on the Vine: 7 essential wines for Christmas dinner

It’s been less than a month since Thanksgiving, but with relatives on the way, it’s again time to consider the most important of questions: What do I drink now?

High on the Vine: The Chardonnay you want now

“What wine do you like to drink?”

Cakes & Ale’s Jordan Smelt talks (re)building a beverage program

After almost four years of working at Holeman & Finch mostly as a general manager, Jordan Smelt left Buckhead to come to Cakes & Ale in Decatur, where he took over the beverage program last June. Since his arrival, Cakes’ offerings have both expanded and become more focused, giving visitors the option of simple old world wines, craft cocktails, or specialty beers to accompany their meal.

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