Started by Wall Street Journal columnists John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter, the event is basically a call to wine enthusiasts to stop waiting for a special occasion; make the last Saturday in February the occasion and pull out that special bottle you were saving. Too often, people hang on to a bottle too long, and either you or the bottle ends up being over the hill.
To participate, grab that bottle you were saving (or go out and buy a special bottle). Open it. Enjoy it.
I’m not sure if we have a special bottle in our wine cellar (aka closet) because we usually do a good job of sharing them with family and friends for occasions, and sometimes even no occasion. But in the spirit of the day, we’ll find something to open!