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2011 Fall Atlanta Home Show to Offer Wine Tasting

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Back by popular demand, Total Wine & More will bring a sampling of wines from around the world to the 2011 Fall Atlanta Home Show, so adult attendees can enjoy tasting the various vintages, while supporting Hope Atlanta, the service programs of Travelers Aid of Metro Atlanta. The cost for the wine tasting is $5, in addition to Show admission, with all proceeds benefitting Hope Atlanta, and participants will have the opportunity to taste and learn about nine different wines. The Fall Atlanta Home Show will be held Friday-Sunday, Sept. 23-25 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The wine tastings will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

SEMCO Productions presents the 28th Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show, bringing together hundreds of local home improvement companies to exhibit the latest home remodeling products and services for home interiors, exteriors and landscapes. The Show features three days of speakers on the Hometalk Home Show Stage, including John Gidding, architect, interior designer and host of HGTV”s Curb Appeal: The Block and Designed to Sell, who will present Behind-the-Scenes Secrets and Real Life Tips from HGTV”s Curb Appeal: The Block.

“Many homeowners are looking for innovative ideas to help their homes stand out to potential buyers. At the same time, others are taking advantage of competitive costs to remodel or expand their existing homes, as well as looking for new, energy-saving home improvement ideas,”# said Michael Schoppenhorst, director of the Atlanta Home Show. “The Fall Atlanta Home Show gives people a chance to talk to the experts in person, see and experience the latest products and comparison shop, all under one roof. In addition, thanks to Total Wine & More, attendees over age 21 can enjoy tasting a variety of wines while helping a very worthy cause by donating $5 to Travelers Aid.”#

Wines available to taste include:

  • Hugues Beauvignac Picpoul – Picpoul de Pinet, South of France
  • Salmon Sancerre Vielles Vignes – Sancerre, Loire Valley, France
  • Taft Street Chardonnay RRV – Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
  • B Lovely Late Harvest Riesling – Washington, United States
  • Ramal Road Pinot Noir – Carneros, CA
  • Cruz Alta Malbec Reserve – Mendoza, Argentina
  • Villa Maffei Valpolicella Ripasso – Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
  • Martin Family Zinfandel – Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA
  • Rudy Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa, CA

The Fall Atlanta Home Show will be held Sept. 23-25, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday. Sponsors and promotional partners include hometalk.com, Window World, National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Total Wine & More, PMC Building Materials, Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, Cobb County Fire Department and ConsultAHomePro.com.

Tickets to the Fall Atlanta Home Show are $10 for adults and may be purchased at the Show”s entrance. Children age 12 and under and adults age 65 and older are admitted free. Military personnel and First Responders receive a free ticket with the purchase of one adult ticket. Hometalk.com members can redeem an offer at hometalk.com for one free ticket to the show. Visit www.hometalk.com for more information and to register. Realtors and members of the Atlanta Housing Industry will be admitted for free (with business card at the show entrance) on Friday, Sept. 23, sponsored by PMC Building Materials. On-site parking is free. The Cobb Galleria Centre is located at Two Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta, Ga., 30339. The Atlanta Home Show”s 24-hour information line is 770/798-1997.

About Total Wine & More:
Total Wine & More has become one of the largest independent beer, wine and spirits retailers in the United States. It is the leading non-supermarket seller of fine wine in the United States and has three stores in the Atlanta area: one each in Kennesaw, Alpharetta and Dunwoody. www.totalwine.com

About Travelers Aid of Metro Atlanta:
Since 1900, Travelers Aid of Metro Atlanta has provided a safety net for low-income travelers, newcomers and residents in crisis. Services offered include emergency shelter, food, transportation and counseling to more than 15,000 people annually and over one million individuals since the organization”s inception more than a century ago.