Open That Bottle, Read That Comic Day!
Technically a "Night" holiday, not a "Day" holiday, Open That Bottle Night is celebrated the last Saturday of February
What comics and bottles of good shit have you been sitting on? Leave a comment below and let us know! Then read/drink and leave another to tell us what you thought of them!
Never heard of “Open That Bottle Night”? Yeah, us niether. But we loved the concept behind it:
This special day/night has been celebrated on the last Saturday of February, every year since 1999. Begun by the then-Wall Street Journal Wine Columnists John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter, the event has since gone worldwide. It is a call to open that special bottle with friends and share the experience, instead of letting it continue to sit in the cellar.
Naturally, we turned it into “Open That Bottle, Read That Comic” Day/Night (we choose?) Part of this holiday’s purpose is to SHARE the bottle with friends or loved ones. Essentially, stop hoarding shit and pass it around like a nice human. That’s a bit harder to do with a comic/book, but what else are digital shows good for, if not for sharing whether others like it or not?
So here you go, we’re sharing both in today’s latest episode:
The COMICS in this episode:
SILENCE by Devin Kraft (pre-orders currently happening, published by Literati Press):
You can find Silence’s writer/artist/colorist/letterer Devin Kraft at:
PAYING FOR IT by Chester Brown (published by Drawn and Quarterly):
The WINES in this episode:
What is Sauternes?
And you can read about the specific 2007 Sauternes I’d gotten for a discounted $50 here (though it’s no longer available):
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO:
What is Brunello di Montalcino?
The Brunello we sipped in the video:
As you can see, Brunellos tend to be pricey, though deals are out there if you wait for them. We have a “Baroque vs. Bargain” blind tasting of Brunellos coming in the future (I’ve collected all the bottles for it already!) But the dirt cheapest I could get my hands on was $23, whereas our usual “Bargain” price cut-off is $15 and under. But for certain wines, due to how difficult they are to make and how small the output, the price can only go so low.
TOP Winery's VARIANT 2018:
From the winery (they emailed me this info on request!):
2018 Variant | Red Blend | Paso Robles
61% Grenache | 31% Syrah | 8% Mourvèdre (a “GSM Blend”, which is the most traditional Rhone red wine)
9% new French oak | 11% Whole Cluster
Vineyards (all Paso Robles based): Jada Vineyard Grenache, Stolpman Vineyard Syrah, Duvarita Vineyard Syrah, G2 Vineyard Syrah, La Vista Vineyard Syrah, Alta Colina Vineyard Mourvèdre