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…]
Guess what this Saturday is! It’s OTBN 2018! That’s right! Open That Bottle Night 2018! The night each year where we get together with wine-loving friends to share special wines that we were saving for the perfect occasion, perhaps for a little too long. Most years I write something about OTBN. This year, I thought I would focus on getting ready for OTBN. [Read more…]
I just learned that February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. According to http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/02/18/happy-national-drink-wine-day/, this day has been celebrated since 2011. The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to “spread the love and health benefits of wine. Wine has played an important role in history, religion and relationships. We embrace the positive benefits of wine such as new friends, reduced risk of heart disease and the enhancement of food and life.” [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 (Open That Bottle Night). “Created in 2000 by ‘Tastings’ columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, ‘Open That Bottle Night’ is an annual occasion that aims to motivate people to reconnect with each other over a bottle, and create good memories with friends and family.” [Read more…]