The Society of Wine and Jurisprudence is a student organization at Cornell Law School whose mission is to educate its members and the greater Cornell community on wines from around the world, and to encourage the appreciation of world-class wines through meetings and social events. The Society does this by holding wine tastings every two or three weeks at members’ homes. At the tastings, members are introduced to different genres of wine based on a particular theme for the week (for example, California wines or Italian wines).

Since our founding in the fall of 2011, the Society of Wine and Jurisprudence has hosted numerous wine tastings with a themes including California, Italy, New York State, South America, Australia/New Zealand, Washington/Oregon, Spain/Portugal and France. We have also hosted special events for the benefit of the greater law school community, including our annual formal tasting and Finger Lakes wine tour.

The Wine Law Blog
In addition to our social activities, the Society has an academic committee headed by our Academic Chair, Theresa Cederoth. The goal of the academic committee is to educate members and the broader community about relevant (primarily legal) issues that impact the production, distribution, and consumption of wine. In keeping with that goal and our broader mission, the Society has started this blog to keep wine drinkers up to date with developments in the world of wine and the law. We will also be posting some lighter content, including wine lists from our tastings and any interesting tidbits we come across. We hope you will enjoy them.

[Disclaimer: While we sometimes write on legal topics, nothing on this site should be construed as legal advice. The material presented on this site is for informational and educational purposes only. The authors of our posts are (mostly) law students, not practicing lawyers, and the materials they write should be treated accordingly. Also, while we strive to ensure that the information presented is accurate and up-to-date, we do not guarantee it is. In short, take anything you read here with a grain of salt, and if you need legal advice, ask an attorney.]


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