INTRODUCING THE FALL 2022 LABELS AND VARIETALS
William Raper Kennedy
Our Founders’ Series continues by honoring William Raper Kennedy. Born in Vincennes, Indiana on November 22, 1877, Kennedy graduated from Vincennes University in 1897. He served in the Spanish-American War and re-enlisted in the infantry a month after being discharged. Except for brief intervals, he was almost continuously in military service, rising from the rank of private to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry. He married Helen Hens in 1908; they had four children: one daughter and three sons. Kennedy passed to the Adytum on High on December 5, 1944.
We introduce you to William Raper Kennedy. The 2019 Red Wine is an artful red blend created by winemaker Todd Heth. This wine exhibits dark blackberry, bing cherry and plum notes perfectly into layers of coffee and tobacco. The finish is dry with long lasting berry fruit. Silky but firm tannins, this wine is enjoyable now but has the ability to age well in the cellar.
Sigma Pi is often represented by the owl, whom, in heraldry, is associated with Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and victory. The owl is synonymous with our Golden Quest. Through the Pythagorean brotherhood, we learn that the four degrees of instruction are Preparation, Purification, Perfection, and the Application of Divine Wisdom.
We introduce you to Divine Wisdom. This Chardonnay is a real gem. Hailing from the cool and foggy climate for the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, this beautiful medium-bodied wine was grown slowly to build intense flavors over time. This wine was aged in French oak and displays a beautiful balance of fruit, oak and liveliness on the palate and exhibits lush mango and toasted almond. Balanced fruit with tarte acidity makes this wine a classic example of Premium Russian River Chardonnay.
The Badge – Golden Cross
Each and every initiated member of the Fraternity proudly wears the Greek cross badge over their heart. The badge represents the fundamental insignia of a brother’s connection to the Fraternity, and the symbols on the badge represent specific aspects of our initiatory rite. Pythagoras taught that feeling is centered in the heart, so the deepest connection to the Fraternity is therefore placed over it.
We introduce you to The Badge – Golden Cross. This premium sparkling wine – meticulously and artfully made in the traditional champagne method – rivals anything found from the best Champagne houses in Épernay and Reims. Blended superbly from 100% Pinot Noir, this magnificent Napa Valley Blanc de Noirs exhibits brioche and a hint of berry, with bright citrus in the aromas. The fine mousse brings along these notes in the mouth. Lingering finish of citrus that begs for another sip.
INTRODUCING THE SUMMER 2022 LABEL AND VARIETAL
The first Convocation took place in 1909 in Columbus, Ohio with only four active chapters. Since then, thousands of brothers have gathered to recognize outstanding chapters, undergraduates, and alumni accomplishments. This commemorative bottle represents the 55th & 56th Convocations where more than 100 active chapters gathered in celebration on August 17-20, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.
OUR SPRING 2023 RELEASE IS COMING SOON