Wine a Bit and You’ll Feel Better (Part 2)
Blythe Pollack '13
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 1:15pm

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!

 

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