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The Pine Wine Club is a $75 annual membership (prorated for this year) and includes:

  • 4 Quarterly Tastings
  • 1 Free Buddy Pass for a Tasting
  • 2 Discounted Member Events
  • 20% off all Bottles if Wine When Dining
  • Additional Discounts in our Virtual Wine Shop
    The Wine Club will also receive limited best buys we have access to. The Club is meant to be fun and the only requirement is you have to like wine!! Email ThePineAthens@gmail.com to become a wine club member!

Current Featured Wines

Up first, one of my favorite white wines of all time, Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Blanc 2019, Loire Valley France.  I have always enjoyed white wines from the Loire but this one is pretty unique.  The Loire is known for its minerality driven Sauvignon Blancs, their wide range of Chenin Blanc from Vouvray & of course the perfect oyster wine Melon de Bourgogne from Muscadet but this wine from the small town of Cheverny takes a bit of a turn with some Chardonnay.  Predomitaly Sauvignon Blanc with a spoon full of Chardonnay, Domaine du Salvard produces in my opinion the PERFECT springtime wine.  On the nose you get a tropical crushed pineapple thing but on the palate Loire Sauvignon Blanc shines with citrus, pink grapefruit and zippy acidity.  Enjoy this wine on the patio with friends or fresh grilled shrimp with herb butter & squeeze of lemon juice.

$19.99 a bottle | Wine Club Members $17.38 (15% Discount) 

So I taste a lot of wine on a weekly basis (perk of the job) and last week one particular wine stuck out, Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico 2017, Tuscany Italy.  This single estate chianti classico is a spectacular property in the heart of chianti country called “Conca d’Oro”. Made from 100% sangiovese, this wine is exactly what you would expect from a top producer.  Dark fruits, cherry & plum lead the way with the traditional minerality and acidity driven backbone that I have come to enjoy with Italian wines.  The perfect pizza pasta wine but don’t be shy to open this wine with grilled hamburgers or pork chops.

$19.99 a bottle | Wine Club Members $17.38 (15% Discount) 

The Pine Bar 6 Pack (3 of each) $99.99 (Additional 5% Discount)

New Year ~ New Tastings

We hope everyone made it through 2020 and finished the year happy & healthy!!  I hope that 2021 brings us all happiness and yes a full year of wine club!!!  I am going to list all the wine club benefits again and then talk about what is on the calendar & some new wines.

Wine Club Benefits:  $75 Annual Membership (this covers the 4 tastings and buddy pass)

  • 4 Wine Club Tastings a Year(1 each quarter)
  • 1 Free Buddy Pass to One of the Tastings
  • Access to a Spring and Fall event at a Member Discount
  • 20% Off All Bottles of Wine While Dining at The Pine Bar(happy hour wines not included)
  • Additional Discounts on Purchased Bottles at the Tastings & Virtual Wine Shop

The annual membership will be due at the first tasting which will be Wednesday January 27th!!  We will select 5 wines and Chef Scott & Half Shepherd Market will put out snacks.  We will continue to do our monthly tastings which will be the 3rd Wednesday of each month and are open to the public. These tastings are $20 per person.  If you can’t make the wine club tasting you are welcome to come to one of the 3rd Wednesday tastings instead.  Just let me know.
The buddy pass can be used at any of the 4 wine club tastings.  Just let us know when you make the reservation that you will be bringing a guest.

The plan for our spring event is to do a fun oyster roast/clam bake & tasty white wines in April.  That date has not been selected yet but will keep everyone posted.

Third Wednesday Wine Tasting

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2021 AT 5:30 PM EST – 7 PM EST

Our most popular event is back!
Every 3rd Wednesday join us for 5 wines, cheese & charcuterie
by Half Shepherd and tapas by chef Scott.

This event is $20 and social distancing measures will be in place.

Reserve your spot by giving us a call or send us an email!
(706)395-6278 l thepineathens@gmail.com

Additional Tastings on February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19…
See more dates and details on our facebook events page.

With this year not being a normal year we have not been able to have the wine tastings that we wanted … but that is all about to change!

So the original game plan was as follows:

  • $75 Annual Membership Per Person Includes (will start this January 1st) :
  • 4 Quarterly Tastings
  • 1 Free Buddy Pass to 1 Quarterly Tastings
  • 2 Discounted Events (1 casual event in the spring & 1 dinner in the fall)
  • 20% Off all bottles of wine while dining at the Pine Bar
  • Additional discounts through our virtual wine shop

The $75 dollars goes to cover the 4 tastings (5 if you include the buddy pass).  The tastings will be for wine club members only.  We will also continue our monthly tastings for the general public at $20 per person.

The new game plan for the rest of this year:

  • $18.75 per person for our 1 tasting this year (details below)
  • No buddy pass this year but can bring a guest for the monthly wine tasting fee of $20
  • First right to the wine club discounted dinner in December
  • 20% Off all bottles of wine while dining at the Pine Bar
  • Additional discounts through our virtual wine shop

Pine Bar Wine Bar Of The Month

Borgogno Barbera d’ Alba 2017, Piedmont Italy

The Giacomo Borgogno family is one of the most iconic families in Piedmont.  This wine is stunning and is perfect pizza pasta wine.  Dark fruits, dried blueberry and a little smoky spice is perfect for chilly nights!!
We are pouring this wine by the glass at the Pine for $10 & $40 a bottle(20% off for wine club by the bottle).

Want to stock up at home??  Borgogno is $19.99 a bottle with a wine club discount of 15%.
Email if you would like to reserve some.

Click the link below to see our Wine Club Offerings