What is all this about you ask?
Back in the year 2000, ‘Tastings‘ columnists, Dorothy J Gaiter and John Brecher created Open That Bottle Night to encourage their readers to open a significant bottle and share their stories about the wine. They decreed it would be the last Saturday in February each year. It has become a day to celebrate your cherished bottle of wine, that you may have been given or are saving for a special occasion.
I think we’d all agree great wine is made to be shared. It doesn’t have to necessarily be about the oldest bottle of wine you have in your cellar. It could be a bottle that takes you back to a special moment in time, or the latest release wine you’ve been meaning to open. One of the great things about wines are the stories attached to them, whether it be about how you first discovered it, where you tried it or maybe the company you were keeping at the time.
Get involved in ‘Open That Bottle Night’
- Unearth that wine you’ve been saving, gather friends and family and make an occasion of it. If it’s an Italian variety from us here at Vineyard 28, why not have an Italian theme dinner. Ask everyone to bring a dish to share in keeping with the theme.
- Share with your guests all you know about the wine and why it is special. Did you meet the winemaker ? Purchase it on a special weekend away? or just pop down to your local for something new and different?
- If it is an older red wine we suggest you consider decanting it.
- Share on social media or send us an email of how it all went. We’d love to hear your review if its an older Vineyard 28 wine, but equally we are interested to hear about all wine. (Use the hashtag #OTBN to engage with this)
- There’s even a FaceBook page you can connect to – https://www.facebook.com/Openthatbottlenight
Start planning now for ‘Open That Bottle Night’.