See, sniff, 
swirl and sip.

That’s what you think sommeliers might say. They do, but that’s not all. When I met the impressive group of experts for this month's cover shoot, it was non-stop laughs. These aficionados are affable, approachable and absolutely affectionate.

Ducky Time

Special Olympics Georgia's 11th annual Duck Pluck at Post Chastain was a success! Thousands of rubber ducks filled Post Chastain's pool and five lucky ducks were plucked for prizes. All proceeds benefit SOGA's State Fall Games. A $5 duck feeds an athlete for a day. Visit AtlantaDuckPluck.com for more information.

October 2016 Around Town

As part of Phipps Plaza’s multi-phase transformation project, Simon in partnership with Noble Investment Group, celebrated the grand opening of the acclaimed AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza on August 22. Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell and representatives from Simon and Marriott were on hand (above) to celebrate the occasion with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. AC Hotels, a Marriott®…

Splendid Somms

While these educated experts are serious about fine wine, the world’s best champagne, solid bar service and perfect food and wine pairings, they are also serious about belly laughs and supporting one another like old school chums. When we met this elite group of affable Atlanta sommeliers at the St. Regis’ elegant Atlas Restaurant, they only stopped cavorting when a…

Giving and Growing

Northside is dedicated to the enrichment of the communities they serve. Each year, a growing number of individuals, schools and area businesses support Northside through generous gifts of time, talent and treasure to the hospital’s Foundation. While primarily a fundraising organization, the Northside Hospital Foundation also has a strong commitment to building stronger and healthier communities through volunteerism and outreach.

MedShare

Atlanta-based humanitarian air organization MedShare welcomed guests to celebrate the sights and sounds from around the world at its inaugural Kaleidoscope Gala at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. MedShare honored NBA Hall-of-Famer and healthcare visionary Dikembe Mutombo for his humanitarian efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Cider House Rules

Urban Tree Cidery has planted itself in West Midtown and branches out over 4,500 square feet of unique space that includes Atlanta’s first cider manufacturing facility, a tasting room called “the Cidery,” and an event space. A family owned and operated business, Urban Tree Cidery opened its doors in March of this year. It was founded by Tim and Maria…

Ice Cream Dreams

Two friends and a passion for cooking and giving is where it all began. Andrea Overstreet and Jason Bronson have been cooking Sunday dinner together for more than 10 years, skipping right to dessert for the last few years, experimenting with ice cream and everything southern. They started mixing and dipping in earnest for the annual Roswell ice cream social…