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Open That Bottle Night #OTBN

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Do you have a bottle of wine that you’ve been holding onto for a special occasion? Well tonight you’re going to get a terrific reason, in fact several, to open it!
Join me for this live Watch Party. I’ll debut a live-streaming video conversation with Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher who conceived and wrote The Wall Street Journal’s wine column, “Tastings,” from 1998 to 2010. Dorothy and John are also the creators of the annual, international “Open That Bottle Night” celebration of wine and friendship.
This will be a great warm-up for this year’s event, taking place Saturday, February 27th! Find out what #OTBN is all about and how to choose a special bottle for the evening. Dorothy and John share some terrific stories about their readers around the world who wrote to them with touching, surprising and hilarious stories.
You could win one of three personally signed copies of their book Love By The Glass if you post which bottle you’re going to open on Saturday, February 27th on Instagram or Facebook, either as a Story or in your feed. Use the hashtags #OTBN and #natdecants and tag me and our guests. I’ll post all of this in the comments so you can just copy and paste.
I’ll select three winners from those of you who participate on and before February 27th… bonus points if you tag three wine-loving friends and you tell me why you picked that wine, what it means to you, where you bought it, where you’ll be opening it and with whom. I’ll reshare your stories and posts with my followers.
Back to our guests. In 2020, the University of California at Davis added their papers to the Warren Winiarski Wine Writers Collection in its library, which also includes the work of Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. Dottie has had a distinguished career in journalism as a reporter, editor, columnist and editorial writer at The Miami Herald, The New York Times, and at The Journal. John was Page One Editor of The Journal, City Editor of The Miami Herald and a senior editor at Bloomberg News. They are well-known from their books and many television appearances, especially on Martha Stewart’s show. The first bottle they shared was André Cold Duck. They have two daughters.
Ask questions, share tips, get wine recommendations and have a great time with us!
Keep refreshing your browser until you see the live video 😉
See you then!
P.S. Join me on either Facebook Live Video OR Instagram Live Video:


February 24
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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