Monday, February 23, 2009


1940 Latour courtesy of Antique-wines.netThis Saturday is the 10th Annual observance of Open That Bottle Night! Dorthy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, the WSJ's Tasting Columnists, first conceived of the event ten years ago to encourage people to go ahead and, that's right, 'open that bottle' rather than sitting on it waiting for that perfect day that may never come. We missed it last year so this will be our first. It's become a well-known event inspiring regional gatherings around the country.

Even Twitter Taste Live will be getting in on the action. If you're on Twitter, and haven't joined #ttl yet, take a moment to check out the TTL site and sign-up (or just tweet your tasting experiences with the hashtag #ttl at the appointed time (or thereabouts)).

I'm not sure what I'm going to open yet. I was hoping that Taster A would open a 2003 Barbaresco for the last WBW, but he didn't so now I have to decide whether to open that or a 2001 Heitz Trailside Cab. Maybe I'll make the Barbaresco the back-up bottle*. Or maybe we'll do Open THOSE BOTTLES Night...we'll see...

*Don't forget to check out Dorothy and John's OTBN tips.


john witherspoon said...

thanks for the reminder... I almost forgot!!!