Spanish and Italian Tasting

Last night (Nov. 29th), DeVinimus hosted a fabulous tasting of 10 wines from Spain and Italy. (For more information and photos, see tasting page here.)  A big thanks goes out to Marchesi Antinori, Bodegas Ontañon, and Toscana Urlari Wines for generously donating wine.  And, most of all, a big thanks to Robin Kelley O’Connor of Italian Wine Merchants for making this tasting possible!



Bordeaux Tasting – September 12, 2012

Bordeaux Tasting - September 12, 2012

11 Wines from Ch. Lagrange and Ch. d’Issan

Full Listing of Wines for the Evening:     

–  Ch. d’Issan 2008     

–  Ch. Lagrange 2006     

–  Blason d’Issan 2004     

–  Ch. d’Issan 2004     

–  Les Fiefs de Lagrange 2003     

–  Ch. Lagrange 2003     

–  Ch. d’Issan 2002   

 –  Ch. Lagrange 1999     

–  Ch. d’Issan 1998     

–  Ch. Lagrange 1996     

–  Ch. d’Issan 1989     

–  Ch. Lagrange 1986

Recanati Tasting

Thank you everyone for coming out and supporting Israeli wines! Gil was great and made some fantastic wines. Thank you to him and Palm Bay for helping us put this all together! If you wanted to take another look at the handout, click above and follow the links!

Getting started!

Israel has some great whites and reds

Thanks again to everyone for a wonderful night.




The Macallan Scotch Tasting

Well guys, the Macallan tasting was phenomenal! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you everyone for coming out and thank you to Macallan for putting it on. Charlie was fantastic and I know we will be drinking Macallan for years to come! Pictures below:

Cocktail hour with Macallan 12

Side shot of our table!

Do not put your nose all the way in!

The Macallan 15, 17, 18 and 21! (Starting bottom left and moving up and around)


Hope you guys enjoyed them all. Be on the look out for the Bordeaux invite coming out soon, with the tasting on October 19th, at 7:30 PM.



Louis Jadot Tasting Notes

Hope you guys enjoyed the Louis Jadot wines and our presenter Olivier as much as we did! While we only got one picture throughout the evening, but we still have the list of wines that many of you asked for!

Great deals from Louis Jadot!

1. Louis Jadot Steel Chardonnay 2010

2. Pouilly Fuisse Ferret 2008

3. Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2007

4. Louis Jadot Pinot Noir Couvent Des Jacobins 2009

5. Louis Jadot Morgon Chateau des Jacques 2009

6. Louis Jadot Savigny les Beaune la Dominode 2007

Most of them are found for under 20 dollars around the city. We hope you enjoyed the wines. Thanks Kobrand! Remember our Macallan Scotch tasting is October 4th at 7:30 in WJWH L107. Do not be late!



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Louis Jadot Burgundy Tasting

Thursday, September 29th


7:30 in JG 106

Do not forget to join us for our Louis Jadot Burgundy tasting. Please come join us for a great presentation by Louis Jadot about whites and red from all over Burgundy. Not only are we having the traditional Pinot Noir, but also exploring some of the lesser known and high quality values that come from Burgundy! RSVP by September 29th at Noon!

Members need only fill out the RSVP here. Guests should also fill out the form, then pay the guest fee of $30 by placing cash or check (made out to Columbia University), in an envelope with their name and e-mail address written on it, in the DeVinimus folder in Student Services by Noon on Thursday (or until the event is full). Guest fees will not be accepted at the door.

PLEASE NOTE: If for any reason you RSVP and find that you are unable to attend, please let us know as early as possible. Members who RSVP and fail to show up without notifying us of their change of plans by 10:00AM the day of the tasting will not be allowed at the following tasting.



Wines 101

Thanks to all who came out for Wines 101! It was a fantastic evening with lots of information. Pictures below!


All the wines, with some already gone!


Left side of the room.....


And the right side of the room!

Presenters: Steven Mcdonald, Sommelier at Ai Fiori (left), and Robin Kelly O'Connor, Head of Wine at Christie's (right).


Again, thanks to everyone who came out and to our wonderful presenters. Do not forget to sign up for our Burgundy tasting on September 29th. Also, for information from this tasting click on the tasting tab above!