Batting A Thousand for #OTBN Vol. 8 – A Celebration With Friends #winePW

 Seven bottles of wine for seven people…Twas a splendid OTBN17! Of all the wine “holidays” (Cabernet Day, Chardonnay Day, etc), Open That Bottle Night (“OTBN”) is my favorite.  That’s because it’s a great opportunity for fellowship around food and wine, and making memories with the special people in our lives. OTBN was created by former Wall Street Journal wine…

An Italian-Themed #OTBN #WinePW

Of all the wine “holidays” (Cabernet Day, Chardonnay Day, etc), Open That Bottle Night (“OTBN”) is my favorite.  That’s because it’s a great opportunity for fellowship around food and wine, and making memories with the special people in our lives. OTBN was created by former Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher.  It’s the one night…

Wine of the Week; 2001 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  Or for this week, an outstanding wine – the 2001 Joseph Phelps Insignia. The Winery In the late 1960’s, Joseph Phelps was running one of the largest construction companies in the…

Open That Bottle The Day After!

Open That Bottle Night was held last this past weekend – Saturday, February 23rd (it’s the last Saturday in February annually).  Ever since I found out about “Open That Bottle Night” (“OTBN”) several years ago, I’ve looked forward to participating every year.  However, I wasn’t able to participate this year due to a previous family…

Decisions, decisions…Open That Bottle Night Anxiety

Last year was the first time we celebrated Open That Bottle Night (“OTBN”).  OTBN 2011 is February 26th.  If you’re not familiar with OTBN here’s the 411 according to the OTBN website (check it out for OTBN stories, party ideas )… “Every year since 2000, on a special Saturday night in February, friends, couples and…