The Adelaide Review welcomed Le Cordon Bleu Australia back as a Major Partner for The Hot 100 Wine Magazine 2012-2013. The magazine was launched this month at a cocktail event held at the Richmond Hotel in Adelaide, where the top ten of the 100 wines were announced. President of Le Cordon Bleu International, Monsieur Andre Cointreau was an honoured guest at this event during his visit to Adelaide.
Mr Derrick Casey, Chief Operations Officer of Le Cordon Bleu Australia was given the opportunity to talk about the new Bachelor of Business Degrees in Wine Entrepreneurship and Food Entrepreneurship before introducing the inaugural Le Cordon Bleu Natural Wine Award. A one off decanter was created by the Jam Factory as the award given to the wine that the judges decided was the most drinkable and exciting white or red wine, produced from South Australian grapes without the addition of commercial yeasts or acids. This award was given to winemaker of Didi’s Giallo, a natural wine from the Adelaide Hills region that placed third in the top ten.
Le Cordon Bleu Bachelor of Business students attended the evening, looking very smart in their uniforms, to assist with the launch of the magazine. Some of these students had been assisting the highly respected Adelaide Review wine judging panel in the preparations for the tasting of all 1200 submissions in the lead up to the event along with Le Cordon Bleu Lecturer and Sommelier Trevor Maskell who again resumed his role as Chief Steward.
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