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NYU Stern takes Fourth at Left Bank Bordeaux Cup Finals – Bordeaux, France

NYU students Modisett, Reicherter, and Teeter pose with the Baron Eric de Rothschild.

NYU students Modisett, Reicherter, and Teeter with Baron Eric de Rothschild at Chateau Lafite

The international finals of the annual Left Bank Bordeaux Cup, a competition for premier business and law schools, commenced on June 25th at the famed wine property, Chateau Lafite Rothschild.  After winning the American circuit in January, NYU Stern Business School students Michael Modisett, Alex Reicherter, and Adam Teeter defended their American title and placed fourth overall while competing against the other regional circuit winning schools from the UK, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, and Singapore.  After a three-day tour of the Bordeaux region and excellent hospitality provided by the Commanderie du Bontemps (the hosting organization), the eight finalist schools dueled for wine immortality deep within the cellars of Chateau Lafite.  Click here for more on this story as reported by the Wine Spectator.

Not Just Soccer: Brazil Makes Wine!

The 2014 World Cup is under way in Brazil. While 99.99% of the population tuned into watch the opening match of Brazil vs. Croatia, a few Brazilian oenophiles were somewhere else, focused on something else, enjoying and tasting something else: BRAZILIAN WINE! Yes, low and behold Brazil makes some great wines and they’re only [...]

Olive Oil and Wine Camp – Tuscany 2014

Think you have what it takes to be a master of extra virgin olive oil and fine premium wines? Well step up and prove it at the inaugural Grove & Vine In Italy experience. For one flat fee, enjoy unparalleled access to the luxurious world of olive oil and wine through extensive and unforgettable olive [...]

How do Lakes, Rivers, and Oceans Play a Role in Winemaking?

Lake Effect provides the vital elements for vineyard growth by Seneca Lake

Most of the world’s premier winemaking zones are located in close proximity to bodies of water. This is due in part to two reasons of equal importance.

First, water helps moderate the temperatures in nearby areas, a phenomena called, Lake [...]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rosé 2013, Sancerre France

The weather is finally turning and that means it’s time to indulge in lighter wines – a better fit for the season and the spring bounty of fresh

Pascal Jolivet's 2013 Sancerre Rosé

produce. Many folks turn to white wines and rosé wines throughout the spring and summer for this reason. For something [...]