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Open That Bottle Night

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About Open That Bottle Night

When is Open That Bottle Night? This holiday is held on the last Saturday in February

Open That Bottle Night is one of the few special events, that is proclaimed as an evening event. This means that you can begin to celebrate at 5:00 pm. Now, as I recall, “It’s five o’clock somewhere!!”Importantly, don’t drink alone. Enjoy a glass or two with friends, or that special someone. It’s certain to be a fun night. It will be a fun night.

Open That Bottle Night has a very special purpose. Dorothy Gaither and John Becher created this day to encourage people to reconnect with each other over a good bottle of wine or champagne. Short of that, a bottle of Scotch or Bourbon will certainly suffice. But importantly, it is not a day to drink alone or to binge drink. Rather, you should open a bottle with your spouse, lover, family members, or good friends, especially those whom you may have lost touch with over the years. Having a spat with someone? Share a bottle of wine with them and iron out those differences. After all, life is too short to argue or fight.

Tonight’s Slogan: Live Simply, Laugh Often, and Wine a lot!

Important: Please drink responsibly. And, if you do drink, don’t drive.

How to Celebrate Open That Bottle Night

For adults, this is a wonderful day to celebrate.

  • Drink wine at home, at the bar or club, or a party.
  • Search your wine cellar and select a special wine, one you’ve been saving for a special event. Open it tonight.
  • Hold a wine-tasting party. Each guest brings a bottle of wine. 
  • Open the hot tub. Then, grab some candles, wine glasses, and a bottle.
Drink Wine Day

Related Holidays

 We are certainly happy that there is more than one day of the year set aside to enjoy wine. Here are some more:

International Merlot Day

National Drink Wine Day

Today's Quote

“Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” – – Pope John Pual XXIII

History and Origin of Open That Bottle Night

This special day was created in 2000 by “Tastings” columnists Dorothy J. Gaither and John Brecher.

Some sources incorrectly state that Open That Bottle Night is on a set, fixed day every year. The creators specifically established this day on the last Saturday in February. So, the date changes every year.

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