HKU SPACE to represent Hong Kong in Left Bank Bordeaux Cup 2013.
Teams from Hong Kong ready against the Cup’s panel of judges
On Saturday, February 23, the Asia semi-finals of La Commanderie du Bontemps’ Left Bank Bordeaux Cup, one of the most prestigious international wine tasting competitions, took place at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
Six teams, represented by students from wine appreciation clubs of Hong Kong’s top universities – Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, HKU School of Profession and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology – competed for the opportunity to represent the city in the finals to be held at Chateau Lafite Rothschild on June 14.
Winning team HKU SPACE, moves on to finals at Chateau Lafite Rothschild
After grueling rounds wine knowledge questions and three flights of blind tasting tests, students from the HKU SPACE team edged out their competitors and will proceed to compete in the finals against seven other international teams (including Yale and Wharton from the U.S.) this June in Pauillac, France. The winner will receive wines from Lafite as well as returning tickets back home from France.
Blind tasting test – students studying the taste, colour, and smell of wines
The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup began in 2002 with only French participants but soon expanded to include British teams in 2004. The competition branched out globally in 2011, with the addition of teams from top universities from North America and Asia to celebrate the appreciation of wine around the world.