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Best of Atlanta 2016

New Wine Shop: Barcelona VinoTeca

Barcelona Wine Bar’s first retail store offers exactly what you’d expect from the restaurant: a casual-cool vibe, friendly staff, and lots of Spanish wine.
City Winery

3 must-see acts at the newly-opened City Winery

What wine pairs with Aaron Neville’s buttery tenor? Find out at City Winery, Ponce City Market’s newest attraction. During shows, guests can order wine from a 400-bottle list and small bites like salads and flatbread pizza.

7 rosé wines perfect for any summer afternoon

Nothing says summer more than a sweating glass of pink wine. This seasonal "it" drink rarely costs more than $20 per bottle and goes down as easy as water.

Starbucks looks to serve wine, beer in Midtown store

With 10,000 more locations than their closest competitor, Starbucks dominates the morning coffee market. Now, the Seattle-based chain wants to tempt late-night customers with another sort of beverage: alcohol.

Local sommelier moves one step closer to earning master title

How much do you know about wine? Could you list every grape varietal grown in southeastern France or name every major wine village along the Rhine River? Eric Crane can—and on Monday, he passed the first segment of a 3-part test in his quest to become a master sommelier, a coveted certification that only 147 people have in the United States.

Barcelona Wine Bar’s VinoTeca is a Spanish wine destination

Narrow tables display wines grouped into themes like “great wines under $12,” “biodynamic wines,” and—our personal favorite—“costs like $20, drinks like $50.”
Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting

3 great Atlanta dining events in January

Check out three great dining events taking place in Atlanta this month: Le Bilboquet's Wine Tuesdays, the Transforming Food Access Summit, and the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting.
Star Wars Wine

11 essential wines for your Star Wars movie marathon

For those reliving George Lucas’s galactic world for the second, third, or 100th time, here’s to a weekend bender before the big day. For help with pairings, I called Eric Crane, an advanced sommelier who works at Empire Distributors (cue the Imperial March).
Wine Store

Wahoo! Wine & Provisions designed with the casual drinker in mind

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a wine shop narrower than this 16-foot-wide offshoot of Wahoo! Grill. Designed with the casual drinker in mind, the affordable selection is split evenly between New World fruit bombs and Old World classics.

How not to muck up the wine at Thanksgiving

There’s nothing easy about serving wine to a wide cast of characters, from judgmental relatives to novice drinkers who would be just as content with a cold Bud Light. Factor in a dinner spread that swings from savory to sweet in a single bite and that pulls from almost every spice in the cupboard and you’ve got a pairing nightmare.

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