Feb 28, 2009 7:25 PM GMT
Tonight - Feb 28 - is the 10th Annual "Open That Bottle Night" , a tradition started by the wine columnists at The Wall Street Journal.
The idea is that most of us have a bottle (or more) of wine that we always hesitate to open because anytime we think about opening it, it seems the wine or some association with it makes the wine too special to drink. "Open That Bottle Night" is an invitation to enjoy an evening with some drink (it doesn't necessarily have to be wine or even alcohol) and maybe some food. It is an invitation to "make an event" either on your own or with family or friends. If you enjoy wine and have one (or more) of those 'too special' bottles around, tonight is the night to crack it open.
I was out diving for scallops with friends this morning - something I do at most once a year. I dread the cold NH water in winter - even with a dry suit. But after going I realize how much I like doing it and hanging out with my diving friends, whom I usually only see in the summer. Tonight they're coming over for a dinner of super fresh scallops, couscous and swiss chard to be washed down with a few bottles of Didier Dagueneau's 2006 Pouilly-Fume Pur Sang. Can't wait!