Open That Bottle Night was created Wall Street Journal Columnists Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher at the behest of many readers wanting to know when they should open a particular bottle of wine. Tomorrow is that night for many people around the world and there is still time to decide what YOU plan on opening for tomorrow night. Let me know what you plan to open. I'm interested in what you have been holding on to as well. It's hard to part with great bottles and their memories.
Shakespeare said it best, "Parting is such sweet sorrow." Instead of crying into your wine glass because you finally decided to open your prized position think in new wine terms. "This bottle I will enjoy with people who actually get me." I have been working like a banshee so I'm hoping to enjoy my bottle in a silent house catching up on Top Chef. Please no spoilers.
I'm guilty like most people in holding on to wine. I like to purchase, collect, and wait to drink most of my "unicorn" wines. Unicorn wines are the ones I plan to age or I drink with people I really love and like. When I was asked about which wine I wanted to open I immediately thought of the 2013 Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. I'm a big fan of wines from South Africa and this wine is a gem. My friend Brandon recently visited South Africa and he brought back the 2015 Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve on my recommendation.
I could do a side-by-side vintage comparison. But I won't. Why? I have to save it. It may be worthy of an Open That Bottle Night 2019 edition.