Thursday, February 14, 2008

Open That Bottle Night Is Coming Up

Farley, over at Behind the Vines, reminded me that Open That Bottle Night is scheduled for February 23--just nine nights from today.

What is Open That Bottle Night, you ask? It's the brilliant annual event started eight years ago by Wall Street Journal wine critics Dorothy Gaiter and Jon Brecher. They ask people to open a bottle that they've "been waiting to open forever." Why wait? Do it now. Join up with friends, or just someone special, and open up a bottle that you've been waiting for a special occasion to try. That special occasion is NOW! (picture of the Bonanza Wine Tasting Group's 2007 OTBN event, from

You may find that there are Open That Bottle Night events near you (like this one in Philadelphia), or you may want to start your own with a tasting group that you already enjoy spending time with.

You also have a few more days (until February 20) to enter Farley's contest to win two bottles of Rosenblum (shipping restrictions apply) in exchange for telling her what you plan to open. Details on the contest can be found here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for spreading the word about this great opportunity to enjoy some of those dusty bottles on the wine rack.
Kathleen Lisson

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the news about the contest. I'm having a little OTBN party myself--just a few friends and some wine. Can't wait to see what people bring!

Dr. Debs said...

It's a great event, Kathleen. And Farley, I look forward to reading what you and your friends popped open on OBTN.