On Buying Wine:

The key is to find a wine shop where you feel comfortable-both physically and in being able to communicate with the owner or salesperson there. Tell him or her, "I don't care about wines with big names; I'm interested in smaller producers." Buy an assorted case (to get the normal 10-15% case discount), and make notes when you try each wine-day, food, impression, whether you liked or didn't like it. Then go back to the same store and the same salesperson, and tell her what you liked and didn't like. This gives her a better idea of your palate, and should yield better recommendations.

Events

Fall Wine Case Sale

November 4-5
Weisinger's of Ashland,
3150 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland
Call for more info.: 541-488-5989.

Thanksgiving Weekend Event

November 24-26
Weisinger's of Ashland,
3150 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland
Call for more info.: 541-488-5989.

Ongoing Events

Wine Wednesday's

4:00 - 9:00 PM.
These events will feature special presentations of Owner- or Barrel-Select wines, paired with the restaurantís gourmet fare in an informal setting where guests can eat, talk and sample fine food and wine in comfort. For info call: 541-488-1062.

First Friday Art Walk

An Ashland First Friday is sure to be an eclectic mix of visual delights, interesting conversations, intimate music and tasty treats. The collage of image and experience grows as you stroll the galleries in the Historical Downtown and Railroad Districts. For more information call: 541-488-8430 or 877-752-6278.