Some of you may already be familiar with this event, but maybe this will reach some new fans of what is a GREAT idea.
This coming Saturday, February 24th 2018 is the 11th anniversary of a global wine event called: Open That Bottle Night.
The original event was created and promoted by Dorothy J. Gaiter who was wine columnist with The Wall Street Journal for many years and it was shared by many of us who were already active in wine social media way back then.
There are many tastings on social media today, but when this was launched there were almost none and this also had the benefit of being a global event. What makes this different to other tastings, including our own #twstaste events is that many of those bring people together to taste the same wines - so it matters where you are based, and how easily you can get the wines.
OTBN is not about tasting the same wine, but is about digging out that special bottle that has sat in your wine rack for YEARS waiting for a perfect moment that never seems to arrive - and may in fact have already passed. Don’t waste it! Don’t wait! Make the moment happen, and open that bottle!
Dorothy, and some well-connected friends explain more here:
If you have a bottle that has been waiting for a special moment, then NOW IS THE TIME.
If you plan on taking part, let us know. The main event will include sharing your thoughts and experiences not just with your friends and family present, but with the world, using the hashtag: #OTBN
However, don’t forget your friends here as well. Let’s also share some experiences here and maybe stay in touch. If you do plan on taking part, then let us know what wine you might choose - and what the story is behind it.