Gather, Learn of Wine, and Become Friends. Join Cornell Alums as we travel the world through a glass of wine. Explore the world through the lens of wine! Let us at Veni Vini Amici be your guide with these introductory virtual lectures.
Are you nostalgic for the Cornell Wine Lectures held in Statler Auditorium? Do you want to connect with Cornell Alums? Maybe you are looking to become or improve your ‘Wine Hobbyist’ stature! Let us at Veni Vini Amici be your guide.
We will host three FREE virtual introductory classes for Cornell Alums that will provide context to the wide world of wine.
Feb 20, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. ET: Explore Chardonnay from southern Burgundy and the Gamay grape from the Beaujolais Cru region of Juliénas.
March 30, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. ET: Explore the differences vinification has on the Sangiovese grape as we compare a Tuscan DOCG and IGT.
April 27, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. ET: Explore the isles of Italy as we are transported to Etna and Corsica through our glass!
Our lectures use wine as a tool to provide context to our journey. This is not a sip society and therefore please feel free to source your own wine and join us for our virtual lectures.
If you prefer to have the specific wines we will be discussing shipped to your door, please purchase a ticket for the wine. Your name and address will be provided to our online wine distribution and your wine will arrive before the first lecture. If you miss a lecture, no worries! All recordings are saved and posted on YouTube Channel: ’Wine_Broski’
If you will be sourcing your own wine or wish to just attend the lectures, please sign up for the Free ticket to be added to the mailing list for these virtual events.
Each event starts with a formal lecture-style presentation of material that lasts typically 30-45min long. We present a myriad of topics ranging from the grapes, soil, climate, history, art, or other awesome factoids that become unearthed during our research. There is voting via thumbs up and down during the lecture so please feel encouraged to turn on your webcams so we can interact with you! After the formal lecture portion, we will then open up the discussion for Q&A and comments.