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Open That Bottle Night With Dorothy Gaiter And John Brecher

    Wed, February 24, 2021 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Cost: Free

Do you have a bottle of wine that you’ve been holding onto for a special occasion?

Are you curious about how much an old bottle you’ve been keeping in your cellar is worth and whether you should open it soon?

Would you like to take a peek behind-the-scenes at how two of the world’s most successful wine columnists taste wines?

Join me for the debut live-stream wine tasting and chat with Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher journalists authors and wine columnists.

You can join us on Instagram Live Video Facebook Live Video or YouTube Live Video on Wednesday February 24th at 7 pm eastern.

Click on the “Interested” or “Going” buttons below so that you’ll be notified when we go live:

I’ll be jumping into the comments on all three platforms as we watch it together so that I can answer your questions in real time.

I want to hear from you! What’s your opinion of what we’re discussing? What take-aways or tips do you love most from this chat? What questions do you have that we didn’t answer?

Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher conceived and wrote The Wall Street Journal's wine column "Tastings" from 1998 to 2010. They’ve published four best-selling wine books and created the annual international "Open That Bottle Night" (OTBN) a celebration of wine and friendship. Their column for that first event was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. It’s coming up this Saturday February 27th. We’ll dig into what it’s all about during our conversation. Before writing about wine both Dorothy and John had distinguished careers in journalism as reporters and editors at The Miami Herald The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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 http://#OTBN and http://#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.

Ask questions share tips get wine recommendations and have a great time with us!

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See you then!





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Wednesday February 24 7:00pm - 8:00pm (EST)



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Natalie MacLean, World's Best Drinks Writer (World Food Media Awards)

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