A few years ago I bought my significant other a bottle of expensive champagne with a vintage that represented the year we started dating. For years we kept this bottle on our wine rack and watched it collect dust. I imagine a time lapse video where every bottle around this one changed over and over and over again with only this bottle of champagne staying constant.
After two years, I picked it up and decided it was time to open 'er up and drink. "Don't drink that! It is for a special occasion", I hear from five feet away - so I set the bottle down. That very weekend a few friends came over to visit from out of town. As we were sitting out on the patio enjoying the beautiful weather, I went inside and grabbed the forbidden bottle of bubbly. I walked outside and with a swing of the sabre the bottle was open.
For that reason and many others it was an evening to remember. It was then that I realized that it is perfectly fine to save a bottle for a special occasion as long as you realize the occasion will be special when you open the bottle. So, be a little adventurous and grab one of those bottles tonight. Make today an occasion to remember.