CBS Wine in international wine tasting competition

Skrevet af Peter Buch Hansen, CBS Wine - 8. februar 2012 - 12:400 kommentarer
So just how well versed in partaking of Haut-Medoc are CBS' students?

CBS Wine has qualified for the semifinals in the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup 2012 in London and now the wine club is in training camp – but with books instead of wine.

CBS-students to compete on Haut-Medoc
CBS Wine has qualified for the semifinals of the 2012 ‘Left Bank Bordeaux Cup’ in London, where they will be facing Oxford, Wharton and Sciences-Po for a spot in the finals in June at Chateau Lafite Rothschild in Bordeaux, France.

Based on the idea of the America’s Cup, the world's best business school’s wine societies will face off at the largest and most prestigious wine tasting in June, where they will determine which business school knows most about the Haut-Medoc wines from Bordeaux.

Up against ruling champion, Harvard
- We are extremely proud to be representing CBS at the Commanderie du Bontemps ’20 Sur Vin' competition this year, says Søren Riber, co-founder of CBS Wine and BSc in Business, Language and Culture student, who assures us that CBS Wine will give the other big business school a serious run for their money.

Last year the competition was won by Harvard Business School, followed by Nyenrode Business University, Wharton of the University of Pennsylvania and the 200-year-old wine club at Cambridge.

Reading up to the semi-finals
The CBS Wine team consisting of Thor Mårup (currently in the MSc in Business and Administration – Applied Economics and Finance program), Peter Buch Hansen (currently in the BSc in International Business Communication program) and Asbjorn May (currently in the BSc in Business and Administration and Service Management program) has already started to refresh their knowledge about Bordeaux:

- We will do our best to secure CBS Wine a spot in the finals in June. We hope that various associations, clubs and CBS itself will support our trip to London, just as several major wine importers have already agreed to do, says Thor Mårup.

The competition consists of multiple-choice questions about the Haut-Medoc area and a wine tasting where the appellation, vintage and chateau must be determined. The semi finals will be held at the French embassy in London, on a yet to be determined date in March this year.