Oxford triumph in wine contest

A team from Oxford University has triumphed in the University Wine Championships, winning a trip to Australia.

The Wine Australia UK competition saw teams battle against each other on wine trivia and blind wine tasting. Competitors had to identify different varieties of grape, and answer questions on wine production.

The Oxford group proved their knowledge against teams from UCL and Nottingham in the knockout competition, before achieving victory in the final question of the final against Edinburgh.

Oxford team captain James Flewellen told Cherwell that it was ‘a great feeling to win.’ He added, ‘We’ve had a great opportunity to taste some amazing Australian wines, and we’re all really looking forward to exploring the wine regions of Australia in the prize trip.’