if in the napa valley this weekend, look into the "taste for knowledge" wine tasting and auction, at the napa expo (fairgrounds), napa. it's a fund raising event for napa schools, supported by many of our areas wineries. this years event will feature a live and silent auction, as well as wine tasting from around 30 prominent wineries, and food from area restaurants. i've attended this function for years and have always had a splendid time. it's a terrific value and a lot of fun. 4 to 8 pm, saturday nov 2. more info at 707-253-3563, or their website, www.tasteforknowledge.org. the napa fairgrounds is in downtown napa very close to coles, tuscany, zuzu, etc---in fact, coles and tuscany are participants.