Open That Bottle Night

Open That Bottle Night is observed next on Saturday, February 22nd, 2025 (274 days from today).

How many days until Open That Bottle Night?


Open That Bottle Night is held annually on the last Saturday of February every year. It was created to ensure that fine wines destined for a particular season are used and enjoyed on this day.

History of Open That Bottle Night

In 2000, Open That Bottle Night was founded by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher to give people a chance to reconnect with others over a bottle of wine and share unforgettable memories with family members and friends. On this day, there are thousands of bottles of alcohol that are released from prisons all over the world. It will come with memories of wonderful vacations, long-lost loved ones, and bittersweet moments. The whole point of the weekly “Worksheet” is more alcohol than liquid in a bottle. It's about history, relationships, and all the essentials of life.

Since that, a dark night of February has been brightened up by celebrating a special day with bottles of wine, champagne and spirits. Open That Bottle Night aims to ensure that those fine wines are used and enjoyed on a special occasion.

Tips to help you get the most out of your designated bottle include:

  • Serve wine - both red and white - at cellar temperature, about 55 degrees.
  • Have a spare bottle of wine ready - in case the wine of your choice has been stored for too long.
  • Use a corkscrew with two prongs and practice first!

Celebrating Open That Bottle Night

The best way to celebrate Open That Bottle Night is come and visit a local winery and send your friends a virtual toast with a free e-card. Spread the positive benefits of wine to friends, family members, and even co-workers. Share your celebration by posting some photos on social media with using the hashtag #OpenThatBottleNightDay.

Below are 5 things you can do by your own self:

1. Find a special wine that you have saved for a special occasion. Nothing in the cellar? Do not worry. Buy a new release to celebrate and join the fun.

2. Invite friends and family to your location or have an outdoor picnic while the weather is still warm. Tell guests it's a special occasion - you provide wine, they bring a plate. Or pairing food with open wine. Perhaps you like Italian sangiovese, so you could try making a dish from Tuscany, such as tomato panzanella and classic Tuscan panzanella.

3. Open and taste some wines, do not forget share your thoughts on social media using #OpenThatBottleNight or if you are enjoying an old bottle of wine, let take a photo and post it tags us, so we can join in the fun and see what you're drinking.

4. Tell stories about wines - where did you buy them, did you meet the brewers, what dishes go best, what memories do you recall? Is there a story from the early days of wine discovery that you would like to share?

5. Plan to do it all again!


Open That Bottle Night has been observed the last Saturday in February.


Saturday, February 25th, 2023

Saturday, February 24th, 2024

Saturday, February 22nd, 2025

Saturday, February 28th, 2026

Saturday, February 27th, 2027

Founded by

Dorothy J. Gaiter in 1999

John Brecher in 1999

Also on Saturday, February 22nd, 2025