This past Saturday was OTBN 2019! That’s right! Open That Bottle Night 2019! The night each year where you get together with wine-loving friends to share special wines that you might have been saving for just a bit too long. OTBN was created in 2000 by Wall Street Journal Tastings columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher.[Read more…]
Last week, I talked about our variation on Open That Bottle Night, our unknown wine event. In last week’s article, I talked about the white wines we tasted. This week, I will talk about the reds. [Read more…]
Many of us know and love Open That Bottle Night, also known as OTBN, which is the last Saturday in February where you get together with wine-loving friends to drinks wines you have likely saved for a wee bit too long. Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, the former wine writers of the Wall Street Journal, created this event in 2000 as “the world-wide celebration of friends, family and memories during which all of us finally drink that wine that is otherwise simply too special to open.”
This year my wine tasting group decided to do variations on Open That Bottle Night. This past weekend, we did Open That Unknown Bottle Night, or OTUBN. [Read more…]
Are you ready? It’s almost time to celebrate OTBN (Open That Bottle Night)!
Created in 2000 by Wall Street Journal Tastings columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, Open That Bottle Night is held on the last Saturday of February each year and is the night to enjoy those bottles of wine you and your friends have been lovingly saving for just a bit too long.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “whether it’s the only bottle in the house or one bottle among thousands, just about all wine lovers have that very special wine that they always mean to open, but never do… On OTBN,… thousands of bottles all over the world are released from prison and enjoyed.” Don’t you just love that description?
Having celebrated OTBN for the last five years, I have to say that it is one of the most fun nights of the year. A telltale sign of the fun is that within 24 hours of sending out my email invitation this year, I received most of my RSVP responses. As I’m sure you know, most invitation-based events practically require you to pull teeth before you can get a response. [Read more…]
Saturday was this year’s celebration of OTBN, also known as Open That Bottle Night. What a wonderful night it was! [Read more…]