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Coming Up This Saturday: #OTBN – Open That Bottle Night

February 26, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

wine and time 3Just a quick reminder to all the wine friends, oenophiles, aspiring sommeliers and all the other folks who find wine to be an indispensable part of their lives – OTBN is here, so get your thinking hat on and go visit your cellar (those without a cellar can settle for the visit to the good wine store).

Open That Bottle Night, usually abbreviated as OTBN, is a movement created by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, writers of the Wall Street Journal’s Tastings column. In the year 2000, they declared last Saturday in February to be a special night for the wine lovers – it should be the night when that special, cherished, admired, preserved, treasured bottle gets right on the table – and gets opened. The wine needs to be enjoyed – as the life is unpredictable, we should really create those special moments in the “now”, instead of waiting for them for the eternity.

Since its invention, OTBN became an international phenomenon, celebrated all over the world. This upcoming Saturday, February 28, 2015, is the last Saturday of February – so it is the time to get that special bottle ready and open. I don’t think you need any special instructions, but in case you feel like you need someone to tell you what to do, here is the link to the Wall Street Journal article which will give you the detailed instructions on how to enjoy OTBN.

I know you are hoarding more than one special bottle – it is the time to put at least one of them to the good use. If you care to share what you will be opening, this what the comment section is for. Open That Bottle! Cheers!

  1. February 26, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks for the reminder, Anatoli. It’s hard to keep track of all these wine days/weeks so I find these reminders very useful. I have to start thinking what I will drink on OTBN. Maybe 2007 Agriverde Plateo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – that’s one of my favorites. Or a wonderful Brunello from Vitanza. Decisions.. 🙂
    What will be in your glass?

    • talkavino
      February 27, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Sounds good, Julian. I’m not sure what I’m going to drink yet, but my choice might 2005 Pirramimma Shiraz – tomorrow is the last day of the Shiraz week, so it sounds appropriate. Other choices include 1988 Chianti, 1986 Bordeaux, and few of the wines from 1990 – will have to decide too…

  2. February 26, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Well what fun, I think I will open that wine I asked you all about, the dessert wine.

    • talkavino
      February 27, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      That sounds good Suzanne – do it! Looking forward reading your notes 🙂

  3. February 27, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I’ve got my thinking cap on! Thanks.

    • talkavino
      February 27, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Curious to know what will transpire. Leave me a note!

  4. February 27, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I’m in! How exciting! 🙂

  5. February 28, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I haven’t decided yet, but I will!

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