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Feb 27 2009

What Are You Waiting For? Open That Bottle Night

Published by under Savvy Sip Tips

There are a few bottles of wine on the bottom shelf of our wine rack that are the “Special Occasion” bottles. Ironically enough, they were both gifts from the same couple. The first is a 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (from a town called Grapevine, Texas) with a custom “On Our Wedding Day” label, which our friends gave out as wedding favors at their November 2004 nuptials. They have begged us to drink it already, and we keep meaning to on their anniversary, but for some reason, we never do. The other is a more recent gift, which the couple gave to us when we got engaged last summer. This is special for several reasons. First, it’s an engagement gift from a happily married couple that we adore. Secondly, it’s a Rioja, which is the one wine that my fiance and I can always agree on. And third, it’s a 1999 vintage, which makes it the oldest bottle we’ve got, and it just doesn’t feel right to open a wine from the last millennium for no reason.

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