Episode 96 – Learning About, and Preparing For, Open That Bottle Night, with Dottie Gaiter & John Brecher

Episode 96 – Learning About, and Preparing For, Open That Bottle Night, with Dottie Gaiter & John Brecher Episode 96 – Learning About, and Preparing For, Open That Bottle Night, with Dottie Gaiter & John Brecher

In this weeks episode, Shelley and Phil sit down with Dottie Gaiter and John Brecher who started Open That Bottle Night and wrote the book, “Love by the Glass: Tasting Notes From a Marriage”, both which Shelley and Phil have talked so much about over the years! They will talk all about OTBN, the book, their column then and now and all things in between. Since Dottie and John live in New York, and Shelley and Phil are going to see Billy Joel very soon, Phil opens up this episode with his own rendition of New York State of Mind. This is a very special episode. Pull up a chair, pour a glass and enjoy. #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #CheersingOpen That Bottle Night this year is Saturday, February 26 (always the last Saturday of February). Dottie and John are contemplating opening an Everett Ridge Syrah or possibly a Bedell Cellers Merlot. What will YOU open? We’ll share our OTBN experience next week!

*To learn more about Dottie and John, read their work, connect with them on social media or share your Open That Bottle Night stories, please:

Visit The Grape Collective: https://grapecollective.com/

Love by the Glass: Tasting Notes from a Marriage on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=love+by+the+glass&crid=8XWXBD9NBUXR&sprefix=love+by+the+glass%2Caps%2C126&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

Wall Street Journal Guide to Wine on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wall-Street-Journal-Guide-Improved/dp/0767908147/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2NPCQ939CCJNN&keywords=Wall+Street+journal+wine+guide&qid=1645062663&sprefix=wall+street+journal+wine+guid%2Caps%2C134&sr=8-1

Reach out on Social: @dottieandjohn on Instagram and @winecouple on Facebook and Twitter

Share your OTBN story by emailing them at otbnwine@gmail.com 

The Dottie and John wine review rating system is: “Yech”, “OK”, “Good”, “Very Good”, “Delicious” and “Delicious!”

To watch their daughter Zoe on Ellen, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zzb7-Ico6g

Wines tasted this episode:

  • Andre’ California ‘Champagne’ ($8 at Fred Meyer)
  • 2020 La Spinetta Toscana Vermintino ($28 at The Dinner Party)

For more information on the 2020 La Spinetta Toscana Vermintino, please visit https://www.la-spinetta.com/en/product/toscana-vermentino-igt/

Thanks to our sponsors:   Coeur D’alene FRESH, Elsom Cellars and The Social Web

Coeur D’alene FRESH: Located in downtown Coeur d’Alene, FRESH wine bar is a place to meet friends, relax and just be Coeur d’Alene. Stop by for a fun time every Wednesday around 5:30 for WINO Wednesday. Consider FRESH wine bar for your next event. Stop by or visit http://www.Coeurdalenefresh.com/

Elsom Cellars. Good times are meant to be shared and so are great grapes and great wines! Since 2006, Elsom Cellars has been producing brilliant Washington wines. For more information about Elsom Wines, please visit http://www.elsomcellars.com or call them at 425-298-3082.

The Social Web. Are you a small business owner that’s ready to grow your business through social media without having to hire a full time staff or a third party company? Honor your business and yourself and become educated in social media! Visit https://thesocialweb.news for more information. The Social Web AND The Social Web Inner Circle: Helping you untangle the web of social media marketing.

And of course, a HUGE thank you to Tod Hornby who wrote and recorded our official Wine Time Fridays theme music, as well as the background music for The Social Web sponsorship spot, which is ANYthing but average.  Please contact him at veryaveragemusic@gmail.com

Mentions: Billy Joel, Lindsay and Brian LaFaille, Jessica Hallberg, Gruet Winery, Duckhorn, Drink Washington State, Mark Cooke, The Dinner Party

The Social Web Wine Time Fridays Wine Word of the Week: Sediment

Compounds in wine that have settled over time and formed a layer at the bottom of the bottle. Young wines made from highly pigmented grape varieties can also throw sediment as well.

For more information on The Social Web, please visit https://thesocialweb.news

Wines we enjoyed this week: A+D Pinot Noir, Elsa Bianchi Torrontes, Va Piano Ox Red, Trump Chardonnay, Stimson Estate Cellars Chardonnay, Ryan Patrick Rock Island Red and Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Zinfandel

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