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(PHOTOS) 2017 Kirkwood Wine Stroll

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(PHOTOS) 2017 Kirkwood Wine Stroll


By Annalise Kaylor, contributor

The Kirkwood Wine Stroll returned on Sept. 22, turning the neighborhood’s main drag into a place to sip, walk and play.

There were more than 40 different locations at the event, offering red and white wine samples and light snacks. Other businesses offered special and prizes.

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New for 2017, the Kirkwood Wine Stroll offered Second Self Beer Company craft beer, co-owned by Kirkwood resident Jason Santamaria, to attendees and the general public.

Volunteers at the 2017 Kirkwood Wine Stroll wore official shirts that made them much more identifiable and accessible than in years past.

The 2017 Kirkwood Wine Stroll official wine glass and passport. Attendees can sample any of the 82 white and red wines selected by the event committee at any one of the nearly 40 pouring stations throughout downtown Kirkwood.

Kirkwood resident and Wine Stroll volunteer Coretta Harris offers an official wine glass to an attendee.

Downtown Kirkwood streets are closed off for the 2017 Kirkwood Wine Stroll.

Attendees of the 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll eagerly wait to show their identification and begin sampling their choice of 82 wines throughout the stations.

Several bands perform at two different stages during the Kirkwood Wine Stroll. A young fan enjoys the bluegrass music of Max and Maggie as the Wine Stroll kicks off.

Liz Santamaria and Shannon McKnight enjoy their first sample of the evening at The Pullman wine station during the 2017 Kirkwood Wine Stroll.

Jillian Adams from East Atlanta Village wows the crowd with her raucous rendition of Janis Joplin’s “Me & Bobby McGee” during Car Wash Karaoke at the 2017 Kirkwood Wine Stroll.

With a setup in between two pumps, the Valero pouring station at the Kirkwood Wine Stroll stays busy throughout the event.

Adam Rosenfelt, co-owner of Atomic Entertainment, reviews his plans for the Pullman Yard property. Atomic closed on the Pullman Yard earlier in 2017 and plans a mixed-use site, including a film studio, for the historic property.

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