September is the month of wine events for some reason. You would think that the promotion and marketing people would let the weary winemakers get through harvest and crush, but I guess there's no rest for the wicked. You'll see a lot of event postings here on Vinography in the next week or two, starting with this one for Atlanta's big wine and food expo, known as Wine South.
I've never been to this event, but having looked through the web site, it looks like a real winner, especially considering that barring a few decent wine shops and a couple of stellar lists in some Atlanta restaurants, there isn't exactly a surfeit of good wine in the state of Georgia. While this event doesn't offer a really fantastic list of producers, it still seems like it might be worth going to for wine lovers in the South. So if you're in that region of the country and you're interested in attending the sort of tasting event that you see me writing about here on Vinography every couple of months, buy your tickets now.
The event appears to include over 600 wines from various producers ranging from awful to decent anyone attending would do well to hit Castello Banfi, Barossa Valley Estate, Canyon Road Winery, Cecchi, Col d'Orcia, Concha Y Toro, Estancia, Franciscan, Huia, Michael David, New Castle Imports, and Ravenswood before trying any of the others.
It looks like there's also going to be a lot of food there, but I don't see any of Atlanta's top restaurants on the bill, so I can't provide any guidance.
Finally, one of my fellow wine bloggers, Tiffany, has some thoughts on the event and she's (somehow) managed to finagle a $10 discount for her readers, so if you wanna go, swing by The Cultured Wino to get your discounted tickets.
September 17th and 18th
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth , Georgia 30097
Tickets are $60 unless you have a nifty coupon from a wine blogger.
A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more.
Vinography Unboxed: Week of May 4, 2015 Vinography Images: A Shaggy Guardian Vinography Unboxed: Week of April 26, 2015 Vinography Images: Above the Coast 2015 Seven Percent Solution Tasting: May 6, San Francisco Imagining a Better Future for the Soils of Champagne A Brief Video Lesson in Champagne Disgorgement Vinography Images: The World of the Leaf Book Signing on May 9th, at Raymond Vineyards in Napa Doorman: Changing My Wine Delivery Life
Wine Will Never Smell the Same Again: Luca Turin and the Science of Scent Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick Debating Robert Parker At His Invitation Passopisciaro Winery, Etna, Sicily: Current Releases Should We Care What Winemakers Say? The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Austria's Ruster Ausbruch Wines 2009 Burgundy Vintage According to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Charles Banks: The New Man Behind Mayacamas Wine from the Caldera: The Incredible Viticulture of Santorini Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape A Life Indomitable: The Wines of Casal Santa Maria, Portugal Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets Forgotten Jewels: Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane The First-Timer's Guide to Les Trois Glorieuses of Hospices de Beaune