Saturday Reminder—2/29/20

I’m back in Houston this weekend after spending last weekend in chilly Chicago. The weather looks like it might cooperate long enough for at least a short ride this afternoon, which will certainly be needed: my older son has invited several friends over for a “study session.” I am not entirely sure what that means, but I am fairly certain that I do not want to be here to witness it. Before I proceed with my day, here is a reminder for you:

 

  • Tonight is Open That Bottle Night. By far this is the best “wine day” of the year. Created in the year 2000 by the wife/husband team of Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher when they were at the Wall Street Journal, the concept is simple. If you have a bottle of wine that you have been saving for the “right” occasion (a celebration, a promotion, a child finally getting married), but the occasion never seems to be “right” enough, this is the day of the year that you should open it. Just, well, because. No need for that wine to go bad waiting for you to have something good to eventually happen in your life. Just Open That Bottle. A few wine writers in Houston are coming over tonight to help celebrate (let me know if you want to join in!).
  • If you have not already (or even if you have), please go check out the article on some of the legendary Zinfandel vineyards in Paso Robles that I wrote for ZAP–Zinfandel Advocates and Producers: Legends of Paso Robles.

That’s all I have today—have a great and safe Saturday!

About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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