Athens Wine Weekend begins Friday evening with a “A Little Surprise” Amuse-Bouche from 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the Classic Center Atrium. Individual chefs will prepare their hors d’oeuvre-style speciality, which patrons can enjoy with wine that compliments each confection. The main event takes place on Saturday in the Grand Hall from 1–5 p.m. The grand tasting and seminars allow guests to sample hundreds of wines from around the world while surveying national and international wine gurus. In addition, attendees can bid on special items in a silent auction. The six-course gourmet dinner held later that evening has already sold out, but there’s a Sunday brunch and sparkling wine seminar in the Classic Center Atrium the next morning. From 11 a.m.–1 p.m., attendees can enjoy an array of food and wine from Habersham Winery. All Athens Wine Weekend events support The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, an outfit that provides visual and performing arts to entertain as well as educate the Athens community. The Classic Center Cultural Foundation also provides scholarships to local high school students who excel in the arts. This is the perfect weekend for wine connoisseurs and art patrons. Visit athenswineweekend.com for more information and tickets to each event.
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