While many CBS-students just had fun during the summer break, the student organization CBS Wine took things very seriously… drinking wine in order to defend CBS’ good name internationally.
Competitive spirits, business school students and red wine
The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup at Chateau Lafite probably isn’t something that most people can claim to have heard about. Of course, if you really, really, really like a good glass of wine and have a curious spirit you might have heard about the prestigious international wine tasting competition for the wine clubs of universities and business schools all over the world.
At least if you’ve kept up to date with what goes on at CBS.
This year, following a very successful wine tasting semi-final in London in March where approximately 50 other teams were beaten down, a team from the student-run organization CBS Wine could pack their bags and head off to the finals and Bordeaux to represent CBS.
Corking (or should we say uncorking) good show
The team’s prior success up to the finals and the prospect of more great wine experiences had given CBS Wine president Peter Buch Hansen (M.Sc. BA IBS student) a thirst for more. And along with Thor Mårup (M.Sc. BA AEF student) and Asbjørn May (B.Sc. BA SEM student) he traveled to Bordeaux with plenty of confidence.
In true French style, the finals had gathered two teams from each of the four corners of the Earth; Europe, The United States, Asia and France(!). The CBS Wine-team would compete with some of the world’s most prestigious and oenologically oriented universities, including Oxford and Harvard.
After ten multiple choice questions about this and that from the world of wine… along with several rounds of wine tasting and questions, Peter, Thor and Asbjørn had to face that they would not place first. The winners were EDHEC Lille with its unquestionable home field advantage, being the home of France’s foremost oenology schoo.
Third best in the world will do… for now
CBS upheld a very respectable third place – beating, among others, Oxford University, that actually has a Master of Wine study program.
Peter, Thor and Asbjørn are very proud of their result and set their well-trained noses on doing better in the next competition.
Till then – as a CBS-student you are automatically a member of CBS Wine. So keep posted on wine tastings through the study year here on CBS OBSERVER. Cheers! (And spit!)