Left Bank Bordeaux Cup
Nine wine clubs hailing from elite American universities faced off on January 27, 2015 at the Consulate General of France, as part of the « L.B.B.C » (Left Bank Bordeaux Cup) competition organized by the Commanderie du Bontemps for Médoc, Graves, Sauternes and Barsac. In the hopes, for the two best teams, to get a spot in the finals
Under the benevolent authority of Grand Maître Emmanuel Cruse and other jury members, the candidates first took a theory test, before 3 series of blind tastings. Their finesse and discriminating taste allowed the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the MIT Sloan School of Management to win the competition this year. UCLA was represented by Margot Bloch, Matthias Brooke, and Michael Peck. MIT was represented by Brittany Greenfield, Jason Snyder and Carlos Solares. These two teams will fly out to Medoc next June, to participate in the great finals held at Château Lafitte.
Created in 2002, « L.B.B.C » (Left Bank Bordeaux Cup) was originally designed for French and British citizens, before becoming in 2011 an international competition open to students in Asia, Central Europe and America.
List of Participating Schools
Columbia Business School
Columbia Law School
MIT, Sloan School of Management
NYU Law School
NYU, Stern School of Business
UCLA, Anderson School of Management
Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
Yale Law School
To find out more about:
Commanderie du Bontemps, for Médoc, Graves, Sauternes and Barsac.
Pictures of the event: https://www.flickr.com/photos/consulfrancenyc/sets/72157650115111120/ and http://www.giloppephotography.com/Professional/CommanderieNYC/