The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup, where talent overfloweth

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I had a lot of fun a couple of weeks ago observing a bunch of business school students engage in competitive drinking. No, it wasn’t on-campus–it was the US qualifying round of the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup at the French Consulate on Fifth Avenue.

I post a gallery of photos below but my story is over on wine-searcher. Click through to find out who will represent the USA at Chateau Lafite this summer. One thing that struck me is how into wine the grad students were, with many having been in some aspect of the wine industry or thinking about giving up a career in finance to pursue the fruits of the vine more fully. It was a photo finish that evening: A cluster of teams finished very close.

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2 Responses to “The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup, where talent overfloweth”


  1. I had to suppress the urge to memorize all the classified growths in Bordeaux.


  2. Ha, Robin, gearing up for a competition of your own?


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