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Come quickly . . . I am tasting nectar of the Tsars!

Not only this is an OTBN post (not every day you get to drink the Tokaji Essencia), but this is also a great intro into the world of Tokaji wines and Furmint grape. Enjoy!

The Armchair Sommelier

Last Saturday was the annual Open that Bottle Night (OTBN).  If you’ve never heard of it before, OTBN sounds like a Myers-Briggs personality type, but it’s actually a reason to open a bottle of wine.  OTBN is the brain child of Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher.  And the idea is a simple one — instead of waiting for that perfect reason to open that special bottle of wine, OTBN is the reason.  Quit thinking about it and just open it.

esszencia sun

Earlier this summer, my husband bought me a bottle of 1993 Château Pajzos Tokaji Esszencia for my birthday. Esszencia is one of my bucket list wines. And I’ve been staring at it for months now, salivating, just waiting for the right occasion to open it (because apparently, my birthday wasn’t it).

Enough waiting.  It’s time.

Once called the Nectar of the Tsars, Esszencia is…

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