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Dates of Open That Bottle Nights

Everyone has a special bottle of wine or champagne hidden away, and everyone wants to know the date of the next Open That Bottle Night so they can open those bottles of wine and champagne and enjoy the contents as it was meant to be enjoyed. Here is the schedule, beginning with OTBN 1 and continuing through OTBN 20.

OTBN 1 Feb. 26, 2000
OTBN 2 Feb. 24, 2001
OTBN 3 Feb. 23, 2002
OTBN 4 Feb. 22, 2003
OTBN 5 Feb. 28, 2004
OTBN 6 Feb. 26, 2005
OTBN 7 Feb. 25, 2006
OTBN 8 Feb. 24, 2007
OTBN 9 Feb. 23, 2008
OTBN 10 Feb. 28, 2009
OTBN 11 Feb. 27, 2010
OTBN 12 Feb. 26, 2011
OTBN 13 Feb. 25, 2012
OTBN 14 Feb. 23, 2013
OTBN 15 Feb. 22, 2014
OTBN 16 Feb. 28, 2015
OTBN 17 Feb. 27, 2016
OTBN 18 Feb. 25, 2017
OTBN 19 Feb. 24, 2018
OTBN 20 Feb. 23, 2019

This special event is always scheduled for the last Saturday in February, so the date can range from the 22nd to the 29th of that month. If you are planning a special celebration for a February 29 (Leap Year) Open That Bottle Night, you have a long time to wait.

Origin of Open That Bottle Night

The founders of Open That Bottle Night  are Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher of the Wall St. Journal (wine@wsj.com). The event was first celebrated in the year 2000, and the practice has continued every year since then

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