With the participation of nearly 50 wine clubs, The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup has, over the years, become the leading international competition among wine clubs from Universities and Grandes Ecoles. Started in 2002 by the Commanderie du Bontemps, the Competition has enjoyed growing success among Grandes Ecoles in France and abroad.
For the 12th edition in 2013, the pre-selection phases included 9 American schools, 14 from Asia, 5 from Europe and 15 from France. After the qualifying rounds, 8 schools got through to participate in the Grand Finale on Friday 14 June at Château Lafite Rothschild.
Presided over by Baron Eric de Rothschild and Emmanuel Cruse, Grand Master of the Commanderie du Bontemps, and with the participation of Christophe Salin and Charles Chevallier as jury members, the final took place in the emblematic circular cellar designed by Ricardo Bofill, with the teams from Cambridge (United Kingdom), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), HKU Space and Chongqing University (China), Wharton Business School and Yale Law School (United States), EDHEC Business School Lille and ESSEC Business School Paris (France).
After a complex multiple-choice paper and a high-level tasting test, the Cambridge team proudly emerged ahead of Wharton Business School and Copenhagen Business School.
The Cambridge club received first prize from Baron Eric de Rothschild who underlined his admiration for the level of knowledge shown by these young wine lovers.