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Long Snake wine bar, from 8Arm’s former beverage director, searches for its permanent home
Joshua Fryer is passionate about food and wine. Although most Atlantans know him as a front-of-house guy—he served as general manager and beverage director at 8Arm—Fryer graduated from culinary school and worked in kitchens prior to finding a home behind the bar. By founding Long Snake wine bar, Fryer is revisiting his original passion, serving a tight menu (primarily small plates) and Lo-Fi wines, with vinyl playing in the background.
Move over food halls; AlcoHall is coming to Pullman Yards
Owners Adam Rosenfelt and Maureen Meulen recently announced plans for AlcoHall, an aptly named, first-to-Atlanta drinkery. Initially, it will house seven stalls, each pouring a distinct type of alcohol, from Japanese whisky to South African wine.
A love letter to the wine slushie
Some wines are born great, some achieve greatness, and some are thrust into slushie machines and emerge as frosé.
Meet some of the folks that make up Georgia’s wine industry
Tyler Barnes became a winemaker by accident. Pamela Borgel is first (and only) woman to start a winery by herself in Georgia. La Tanya Eiland first became fascinated with winemaking as a student in the 1970s, when her grandmother sent her to visit Italy.
A blind tasting of North Georgia wines
We recruited Sarah Pierre, owner of 3 Parks Wine Shop in Glenwood Park, to do a blind tasting of wines we collected while exploring North Georgia’s wine country.
Three trips to take through Georgia’s wine country
Here's how to take a wine tasting journey through the Dahlonega Plateau, the scenic wineries of Northeast Georgia, and apple-icious Ellijay.
Georgia wine is coming into its own (and no, it’s not all sweet)
“We’re finally coming around to this new era of Georgia wine where we’re venturing out and discovering some grapes that actually grow well here,” says Sean Wilborn, wine farmer and proprietor of Cloudland Vineyards + Winery in Buford.
Road trip guide to Virginia Wine Country
In 1773, Thomas Jefferson planted sangiovese vines at Monticello, hopeful he could reproduce the European wines he loved on his own hilly terrain. While his efforts ultimately failed, today Virginia is home to more than 300 wineries, where both Old World and native varieties flourish.
Kinship Butcher & Sundry targets a February 1 opening in Virginia-Highland
Located in the former home of Goin’ Coastal’s bar area, Kinship will serve as a market and meeting place for neighbors to purchase fresh meat, sandwiches, coffee, and basic pantry items, each sourced from local purveyors, farmers, and artisans.
North Georgia’s wine scene is surprisingly sophisticated. Here’s where to visit.
Sure, you’ll still see muscadines and slushie machines, but visit North Georgia now and you’ll find sophisticated small-batch varietals you’ll never spy at Total Wine.