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The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

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The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup (or Vin sur 20 competition until 2012), is an international student competition for oenological tasting clubs for international Universities and Schools. It takes place in the form of the famous America’s Cup: Challengers in North America, Asia and Europe come to challenge the best French universities and schools wine-club in the finals held each year at Lafite-Rothschild castle in June. An event that contributes undoubtedly for the radiation of great wines from the left bank of Bordeaux. It is an opportunity to bring students from diverse cultures gathered around a common passion: wine.

In 2015, these are entries from 16 French schools and universities, 13 US teams, 18 Asian teams, 7 European teams. Competition based on excellence research  both in the quality of the participating schools than the level of wines’ quality on the contest.

Organized around the Bordeaux skills  (Medoc, Graves Sauternes-Barsac), the competition is based on sharing knowledge from wise experts to enthusiasts and interested students. The Commanderie du Bontemps also places great emphasis on accountability in the use of alcohol and “savoir-déguster”.

Presets are carried out from January to April in different international cities, where 2 teams from each continent are invited to participate in the great final. Multiple choice quizzes and tasting blindly events  decide between the competitors for a final taking place at Château Lafite-Rothschild.

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The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup diary

2022

  • Wednesday 16 March 2022

    USA

    LBBC 2022 Qualifications

  • Thursday 17 March 2022

    EUROPE

    LBBC 2022 Qualifications

  • Friday 18 March 2022

    FRANCE

    LBBC 2022 Qualifications

  • Friday 1 April 2022

    CHINE

    LBBC 2022 Qualifications

  • Tuesday 22 March 2022

    HONG KONG + ASIE

    LBBC 2022 Qualifications

  • Friday 10 June 2022

    FINALE LBBC 2022

    Château Lafite Rothschild

Rétrospective

2022 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

Qualification

The international competition of the wine clubs of the Universities and Grandes Ecoles Left Bank Bordeaux Cup, organised by the Commanderie du Bontemps, took place during the last two weeks of March.

The 2022 edition will follow the same organisation as the previous year. Thus, from 16 March to 1 April, the qualifications took place in virtual and live form thanks to a digital platform specifically developed in 2021, with wine samples having been sent to the young candidates beforehand.

The finalists who will have the chance to participate in the wine trip and the final at Château Lafite Rothschild are
– Cornell University
– University of California in Los Angeles
– University of St Gallen
– UNIL
– SKEMA
– Agro Paris Tech
– Hong-Kong University of Science and Technology
– Sichuan International Studies University

Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

Château Lafite Rothschild

From sixty teams who started, only eight made it through to the final, arriving in Bordeaux on 11th June for an enjoyable week touring, tasting and attending receptions at several Commanderie properties.

The Final of the LBBC contest was held faithful to the tradition at Château Lafite Rothschild on Friday 14th June and was presided over by Baron Eric de Rothschild.
24 students from France, Europe, USA, Hong Kong and China gathered before the jury in the Chateau cellars to compete for the Left-Bank Bordeaux Cup.

The winners were:
1 – Hong Kong University Space (Hong Kong)
2 – Sichuan I.S.U. (China)
3 – University of Paris Dauphine (France)

Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

Château Lafite Rothschild

In the circular cellar of Château Lafite Rothschild, under the chairmanship of Emmanuel Cruse, grandmaster of the Commandery, and Baron Eric de Rothschild, the eight finalists competed for victory. It is the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) which wins the competition and the cup.

THE WINNERS IN 2018
1st : University of Edinburgh UK
2nd : Yale Law School USA
3rd : CentraleSupelec France
4th : Harvard Business School USA
5th EX : Hong Kong Science & Technology University – Hong Kong
5th EX : Zhejiang Gongshang University – China
7th : Université Paris Dauphine France
8th : Oxford University UK

Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

Château Lafite Rothschild

In the circular cellar of Château Lafite Rothschild, under the chairmanship of Emmanuel Cruse, grandmaster of the Commandery, and Baron Eric de Rothschild, the eight finalists competed for victory. It is again the EM Lyon (France) which wins the competition and the cup.

THE WINNERS IN 2017
1st : EM Lyon – France
2nd : HEC Lausanne – Switzerland
3rd: Sciences Po Bordeaux – France
4th : Hong Kong Science & Technology University – Hong Kong
5th : Zhejiang Gongshang University – China
6th : Columbia Business School – USA
7th : Bocconi University – Italy
8th : Tuck School of Business – USA

Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

Château Lafite Rothschild

On Friday, June 17, in the circular cellar of Château Lafite Rothschild, the eight competing teams disputed the title of this contest, which were chaired by Emmanuel Cruse, Grand-Maître of the Commanderie and Baron Eric de Rothschild.
For the first time EM Lyon (France) came out victorious.

The remaining teams were :
2e : Oxford
3e ex-aequo : Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne et Hong Kong Baptist University
5e : Huaiyin Normal University
6e : Sciences Po Paris
7e : Wharton School
8e : Yale Law School

Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

Château Lafite Rothschild

Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

Château Lafite Rothschild

Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

Château Lafite Rothschild

In the run-up to the Final, the participants spent three days driving round great left-bank estates enjoying exclusive visits and premium tastings. After a welcome dinner at négociants HMS, their itinerary included Chateaux Latour, Rouillac, Olivier, Yquem, Tronquoy Lalande, Smith Haut Lafitte, Guiraud and Phélan Ségur. A dream of a lifetime!
On Friday 14 June in the circular cellars of Château Lafite-Rothschild, the eight competing teams from Asia, North America, Europe and France disputed the title of this contest, which was chaired by Emmanuel Cruse, Grand Master of the Commanderie and Baron Eric de Rothschild. The Cambridge University team made up of Ellie JY Kim, David Beall and Vaiva Imbrasaite finally came out victorious!

The remaining teams were positioned as follows:

2nd: Wharton
3rd: Copenhagen Business School
4th: EDHEC Business School, Lille
5th: Yale Law School
6th: ESSEC Business School, Paris
7th: HKU Space
8th: Chongqing University

Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

Bordeaux

– Oxford and Copenhagen win the London selections of The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup!
– City U wins the China Hong Kong selections of The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup!
– JIAO TONG University MBA of Shanghai, winner of the China Mainland selections of The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup !
– Centrale Lille and EDHEC Lille, winners of the FRANCE pre-selections of The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup!

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