NOVEMBER FEASTING: The eleventh month of the calendar year has long been associated with feasting. Even before Thanksgiving took residence on the fourth Thursday of the month, people gathered foodstuffs to store and celebrated the coming of the holidays. And today it seems to be the month where people again get serious about culinary pursuits. Not that they aren't, in the summertime, what with barbecues and picnics and al fresco events. But the time when fall turns to winter is very much about the more sumptuous Sunday lunch and baking for gifts and raising a glass of something sparkling. It's a fine time, in short, and an even better time when there are wine deals afoot (or aglass, if your prefer). Do Napa wants to give some of those deals out all November long via its Facebook page. Call them Thankful Tasting Specials, and like the page to see what pops up.
PARTICIPATING SPOTS: Ca' Momi Napa Valley, Uncorked at Oxbow, pureCru, Square 1 Tasting Bar, and Back Room Wines are all on board to participate, and others will be added throughout November. An example of one of the specials? "Three complimentary tastings per person" at Uncorked at Oxbow on Nov. 2 from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. (the coupons all come with times, so be sure to eye both the time and date). If you're making for Downtown Napa during the month, keep an eye out for your perfect taste of cabernet.