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Aqua Vino, the Georgia Aquarium’s annual benefit event, is once again set to take place here in Atlanta. In addition to sampling fine wines from across the globe and noshing on the city’s best bites, those who purchase a ticket to Aqua Vino will help in raising funds for the Georgia Aquarium’s Sea Turtle conservation and research initiatives.

Aqua Vino guests will also be treated to brews from Atlanta favorite, SweetWater Brewing Company and specialty beer importer, Merchant du Vin.

The great thing about Aqua Vino is that during the event a number of Georgia Aquarium galleries are open, so if you’ve never visited the aquarium before you get to sip on exotic wines while also observing beluga whales, dolphins, and other aquatic life.

This year’s Aqua Vino is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 9th and will be hosted by Jeff Corwin. Tickets start at $125 per person and can be purchased at

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I was fortunate enough to cover the Georgia Aquarium’s Red White & Brew event earlier in the year and I have to say that it really exceeded my expectations. Great brew, amazing catered food, an awesome setting, and a friendly crowd of folks. And now that their 7th annual Aqua Vino wine tasting is around the corner I’m gradually becoming more and more amped for the Georgia Aquarium’s latest Lushworthy event.

At Aqua Vino, which takes place on November 8, you’ll have the opportunity to, “sample wines from around the world, and taste the best cuisine Atlanta has to offer.” On top of exquisite wines you’ll also nosh on some serious grub thanks to the bevy of Atlanta restaurants taking part in Aqua Vino including RA Sushi, The Iberian Pig, the sweet tooth-satisfying Pie Shop, and much more.

Tickets for Aqua Vino start at $180 and can be purchased on the Georgia Aquarium Website with proceeds from the event benefiting the Georgia Aquarium’s initiatives to save the African Penguin. You gotta love sipping for a cause.

If you’re a wine lover who lives in the Atlanta area then consider the Georgia Aquarium’s Aqua Vino the creme de la creme of wine tastings. I really, really had to contain myself when browsing through the list of wines and restaurants featured at last years Aqua Vino. Oh, and did I mention the best part? The 6th Annual Aqua Vino will take place on…MY BIRTHDAY, October 13! Okay, that might not necessarily be a high point for you but it’s pretty darn cool for me. It’s also reason #325 why I really need to make this years Aqua Vino wine tasting my first.

Here’s a little more info about the event directly from the Georgia Aquarium Website: “Georgia Aquarium invites you to our 6th Annual Aqua Vino on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Enjoy and sample more than 200 fine wines from around the globe, gourmet fare from Atlanta’s premier restaurants, a live, silent and wine auction and live music. All proceeds from Aqua Vino support the Aquarium’s Veterinary Services through the Correll Center for Aquatic Animal Health.”

Tickets will range in price from $150 to $375 per person so you may want to start saving your pennies now.

Picture Courtesy Of The Georgia Aquarium