As I mentioned in my last post, Wine Society is one of the most active clubs on campus. This spring we have many exciting wine events lined up including:
This month, we welcomed Opus One. Opus One is different from most wine producers in that it only produces one wine per year – a Bordeaux-style blend. We had a special tasting (called a vertical tasting) with them where we tasted four different vintages (2006 to 2009) side-by-side and were able to see how big a difference one year makes.
In April, we will visit Moet Hennessy headquarters for a Dom Perignon tasting. We began this tradition last year and everyone is looking forward to repeating it. (See photo.)
Interesting fact: Champagne can only be made from three grapes: chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier.
For those who want to learn even more about wine, we offer a wine class in conjunction with our regular Wine Society events. We have a fall class that focuses on the classic regions (think Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, U.S. West Coast, etc) and a spring class that explores other wine areas (think ageing wine, dessert wine, Australia & New Zealand, etc). The class is taught by a Columbia Business School alumnus in the wine industry and is great for wine experts and novices alike.
Well, that’s if for me. I hope you have enjoyed hearing a little bit about Wine Society and the events we run!