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…]