Stem Wine Bar is a little gem of a place located in Marietta, GA, in East Cobb. You can visit Stem any time for an excellent selection of wines and outstanding small plates, however, they host a weekly wine and food pairing event that is phenomenal. I have attended a few of these events recently and I cannot recommend it enough.
The events are held on Wednesday and Thursday nights, with a theme that changes every month. So far I have attended events featuring Oregon Wines, Rose wines, and Piedmont wines. Each event includes six wines and six small plate pairings put together by Stem’s Sommelier, Chris McNeill and Chef, Patrick Jeffrey. A representative from the wine Distributor is also present to tell you a bit about each wine.
The cost is $45, and the event sign up is handled through EventBrite so there is an additional $3.45 service charge when you sign up. At the event, you will be charged 20% gratuity. This may seem pricey, but it is worth every penny. The tasting pours are generous and the pairings are phenomenal.
I’m not the only one who thinks so as these events usually sell out. In fact, Stem used to only do this event on Wednesdays, and now the event is offered on both Wednesdays and Thursdays and they still sell out.
These pictures were not taken with publishing in mind, however, I think they still manage to give an idea of how beautiful the wine and food are. The left is from the Orgeon event and the right is the Rose event.
I did not document the Piedmont event very well, but I did capture 5 of the 6 wine bottles.
For October the wines feature Southeast France, Languedoc & Rousillon. Here is a link to register: Southeast France event.
Stem opens daily at 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. A great selection of wines by the glass and a menu of delicious small plates are always offered. It is attached to its sister restaurant Seed, so it is a great pre or post dinner spot.
For more information about Stem and its sister restaurant Seed, here are the links: Stem & Seed
Don’t take my word for it, go visit and see for yourself. I’ll see you there!