|The Grand Tasting took place on December 2nd and 3rd at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. Twenty one Wine and Management Diploma students, representing 9 countries, were responsible for serving wine for the “Master Class” and “Master Class Prestige” tastings.*Editor’s Note: Including the Ruinart Master Class Tasting that featured a 1998 Ruinart and an almost caramel-colored 1988 vintage paired with pan-seared fois gras.|
|The Grand Tasting brings together the best producers of wine, from International personalities to young talented winemakers. During the Master Class the best wines are unveiled and tasted. The following were amongst the esteemed producers who were present:Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Château Ausone, Domaine Ponsot, Maison Cazes, Domaine Weinbach, Domaine Jean Louis Chave, Domaine de la Chevalerie, Champagne Joseph Perrier, Champagne Taittinger, and other well-known brands.
The tastings were organized by Franck Ramage, Director of the Wine Department at Le Cordon Paris. During this two-day event, more than 3000 glasses were served to 500 wine connoisseurs. Le Cordon Bleu students were eager to participate in this event, proving their professionalism and confirming their know-how in the world of oenology.Le Cordon Bleu excels in culinary arts training, but the Wine and Management program brings a new dimension to professional education in oenology, wine producing countries, technology, and food and wine pairing.What do Students think about this experience?“It was unquestionably one of the most memorable experiences of my life! Most unexpected in fact as prior to the occasion, I could only appreciate (and fear!) the vast challenge. To taste some of the world’s most incredible wines and work in a team under one of the wine world’s best teachers… With hindsight, it was an honor to be included and consolidated my passion for the subject “
“it was really a good opportunity for all of us to learn how to cooperate with each other, and the team work. It builds the trust for all classmates. It also a good chance for people to show their individual leadership. […]. I have no doubt this was the best work opportunity I have ever had.”