With Open That Bottle Night occurring this Saturday 25th February 2023, we thought this would be a good event to highlight in people’s calendars. Created by the then-Wall Street Journal Wine Columnists John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter, this is an event that is seen worldwide.
It is the perfect opportunity to open that special bottle that you may have been keeping for a while in your pantry or cupboard, to share with friends and family and enjoy the experience of drinking what is in the bottle, instead of letting it continue to sit hidden away. Whilst traditionally this is a day to make sure those fine bottles of wine aren’t forgotten about, there’s no harm in opening up any bottle that you have in your home.
History of Open That Bottle Night
The event first started in 2000 and is usually celebrated on the last Saturday in February. The event is a celebration of drinking good wine with friends and family that has been saved for a special occasion. It is a time for people to reconnect with loved ones whilst enjoying the pleasure of good company and good wine.
Since its creation, Open That Bottle Night has grown in popularity and is now celebrated around the world. It is seen as an opportunity to celebrate the past, recognize the present, and look forward to the future. Whilst this day is predominantly meant for wine after all good wine is made to be consumed, but great wine is made to be shared. We believe that day can be used for any type of drink that you’ve been saving up, be it wine or even whisky.
How to Celebrate the Day
Open That Bottle Night is a great excuse to get together with friends and family and open a bottle of wine that you’ve been saving for a special occasion. To get started, pick out a special bottle from your collection that you’ve been saving. You can also pick up a bottle from your local wine shop or order online.
Once you have your bottle, invite your friends and family over for an evening of celebration. Be sure to take time to share stories and memories about the wine you are about to open. You can also create a special menu to pair your wine with. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures so you can look back on the evening and remember the special occasion.
What does Open That Bottle Night Teach Us?
Open That Bottle Night teaches us the importance of taking the time to celebrate special occasions. It is a reminder to take time to enjoy life and the special moments we have with our loved ones. It can also teach us to savour the moment, as we never know if it will be the last time we get to enjoy a special bottle of wine.
Wine is obviously more than just a liquid in a bottle and when you finally do open that bottle that you’ve been saving, you’ll remember those milestones, births, deaths, marriages, and long-lost loved and treasured holidays. These memories are far too precious and significant to forget about, so they should be celebrated and shared.