Dear Fellow Commander, The French Embassy have Invited us to be part of the French Voilah Festival, we will hold a historic combined gathering of members from the Chaine des Rotisseurs, Compagnie des Mousquetaires D’Armagnac, Commanderie de Bordeaux, Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne and Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin on 4th May 2015. A selection [...]
Dear friends, On the 22nd April after our AGM we will be proceed to our annual decade retrospective theme dinner. This year we will revisit the much hyped vintage 2005 which when released in summer 2006, prices were among the highest offered at the time. The vintage saw nature giving high quality fruit across appellations [...]
World Convention of the Commanderies of Bordeaux. Attached kindly find details of the World Convention of the Commanderies of Bordeaux to be held 25-28th June 2012 in Bordeaux. Please register your interest & reply to Grand Maitre, and he will forward our consolidated registration to Bordeaux. Cut off date is 27/1/12.
The Lascombes estate has its origins in at least the 17th century, when the property was owned by the Durfort de Duras family. At some point before the mid-18th century, the Duras property was divided, one part the origin of Durfort-Vivens, the other destined to become Lascombes. It was acquired by the Lascombes family who [...]
Someone once said, "The key to success with Montrose, is to tuck away a bottle in the cellar and then simply forget about it. On returning in fifty years you will find a vinous pleasure beyond the comprehension of us were mortals". Chateau Montrose is one of the youngest of all the classified growths of [...]
We were pleased to host lunch for Christoper Salin, President of Domaines Barons de Rothschild, the owner of Lafite, Evangile, Duhart-Milon and Rieussec. Each of the privileged attendee brought a bottle from the above Chateaus. Lafite from 1975, 1987, 1990, Evangile from 1989, 1990 and 1999, and Rieussec from 1983 were spotted on the tables. [...]
It was the time of the year where we dress down, relax and gather for our Bin End Dinner. Richard Lee, our Regent had kindly arranged for us to sup at the penthouse of Ngee Ann Development, Ngee Ann City. The Hilton hotel provided free grub as a token of appreciation for our support through [...]
Our annual Bastille Day Dinner with His Excellency, Olivier Caron as guest of honour will be held 16th July at the Raffles Grill. We will be serving wines from the great second growth estate, Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande. Menu and RSVP. The early history of Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande naturally matches that of its twin sibling, Pichon [...]
The origins of Lafon-Rochet date back to the 16th century. The current owners, the Tesseron family from Chanterais were farmers, landlords who specialised in the production, blending and selling of cognac, they purchased the estate in 1959. Guy Tesseron's move to Bordeaux was motivated in part by his marriage to Nicole Cruse, of the Cruse [...]
The Judgement of Singapore to be held on 22 Jun 11 at Pamplemousse Bistro + Bar, Blk 7 Dempsey Road. In the spring of 1976, in Paris, Steven Spurrier came up with the idea of doing a comparative blind tasting of unheralded napa cabernets with the top chateaux of bordeaux and, for whites, california chardonnays [...]
Commanderie de Bordeaux, Singapore congratulates our brothers in Stuttgart in the inauguration of the new chapter on Mar 12, 2011. Please see the attached letter from Hans-Joerg LENZ, Maitre, for some details of the new chapter and his open invitation to visit Stuttgart.
The Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux will be organizing a 2008 Tasting on Tuesday, 8 March from 1430 to 1730 hours. We have arranged for free admission for our members but admission is strictly by registration only, so kindly register with us if you intend to attend. The origin of the Branaire-Ducru vineyards may [...]
At our 25th Anniversary Dinner, we managed to raise $31,000/- for the Northlight School. A big thank you to all who contributed wines and those who bid for them. We kick off 2011 with a 2001 vintage dinner. We hope this will be a permanent feature in our society's calender to do an annual 10 [...]
Our society was founded in 1985. We gathered to celebrate the 25th Anniversary with a 1985 vintage dinner. During dinner, we introduced a silent/open auction of Bordeaux wines to raise funds as a contribution to charity/society. We have been advised that the tax deduction is 250%, the contributor will get a receipt based on an [...]
The origin of the Branaire-Ducru vineyards may be traced to the 17th century when they were once part of the estate at Chateau Beycheveue. Part of the estate purchased by Jean-Baptiste Braneyre in 1680 became what we know today as Branaire-Ducru. During the creation of the 1855 classification, Branaire-Ducru was ranked as a fourth growth. [...]
As a tribute to Thierry Manoncourt who died August 27th 2010, the council had put together a dinner featuring some of the best vintages from the sixty plus years he was at the helm of Chateau Figeac. Vintages served were 2000, 1995, 1990, 1986, 1983, 1982, 1964, 1911. Thierry was born in 1917 and took [...]
Our annual Bastille Day dinner was held at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, with His Excellency Olivier Caron as our Guest of Honour. Click here to view the wines and dishes tasted that day.
Dear Bordeaux wine lovers, You are invited to the second Edition of Simply Bordeaux Singapore 23 importers - hundreds of Bordeaux wines - all available for tasting and for sale! Register online! SOPEXA 18 Teck Lim Road Singapore 088390 T: +65 6222 5985 F: +65 6222 5965 Mail: email@example.com www.sopexa.com
We were pleased to welcome Stephen Lemaitre of Ducru Beaucaillou who will guide us through the fabulous wines of this 2nd growth estate situated in St. Julien. The property has belonged to the Borie family since 1941 and when one speaks of the wines of Ducru we hear the essence of elegance, symmetry, balance, breed, [...]
We were pleased to host lunch on Saturday 29/5/10 for the Owners/Representatives of Beychevelle, Guiraud, Kirwan and Latour-Martillac. Check out the menu . For more information of the Quartet
Our Annual General Meeting was held 6.30pm at the Port Room, Harbour Grill - Hilton Hotel. This was followed by dinner with Emmanuel Cruse, Owner of Chateau D'issan who presented six vintages from his estate. Chateau D'issan has considerable history. The Chateau that stands here today was erected in the 17th century. It was classified [...]
The dinner featured wines from 1980 to 1999 vintage. Members drew upong their cellars to showcase their wines from this period. Follow the link for the sumptuous Menu cooked by the renowed chef at the Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant, and of course "wiped out" by our members and guests.
The Pontet Canet Dinner scheduled for 13/11/09 at the Decanter Room, St. Regis Hotel is postponed as the dinner coincides with a major Regional Forum and access to the hotel will be severely constrained.
On our visit to Bordeaux in May 09, the St. Emilion Association hosted us to a golf match which ended in a tie. On the morning of 10th Nov, we will have a rematch. For the golfers among us who would like to participate, please contact le Maitre (Kok Leong).
We are proud to present our 24th Anniversary cum Induction Dinner. The event coincides with the visit by The Grand Cru Association of St. Emilion. We welcome the large delegation from St. Emilion (18 Chateau Owners / Representatives). We are glad to announce that the new French Ambassador to Singapore, HE Olivier Caron will be [...]
Our annual Bin End Dinner was held Wednesday 7/10/2009 at La Breeza, Level 2, St Regis Hotel. Lots of interesting wines including 94 Aile D'Argent Blanc-Mouton Rothschild, 85 Ygrec-Cheateau Y'quem, 89 Gazin, 89 Leoville Lacases, 90 Rayne-Vigneau, 90 Suduiraut, etc. Check here for the menu.
This Bastille Day Dinner was celebrated with H.E. Pierre Buhler, Ambassador of France and Bernard de Laage de Meux, Director of Chateau Palmer on Monday, 13th July 2009. The venue for this celebratory event was held in the Atlantic Dining Room - Tower Club at the Republic Plaza Tower 1. For more details, please click [...]
This joint event was held at Pan Pacific Hotel in Marina Pacific Rms 1 and 2. Click on menu to view the marriage of good food and wines for that night. The Chaine has cordially invited Commandeurs to view the photos taken by Dr Jen by following the link, or cut and paste it to [...]
Our annual AGM was held on 29 Apr 09 at DOMVS Restaurant at Sheraton Towers Hotel. Please click on minutes of the AGM to review the minutes and know who are elected to the new council, and on the menu for the dinner for details of the delectable food and wine for the evening.
What a fitting way to finish the year with a final dinner on 5 Dec with Jerome Heranval, Technical Director of Chateau Durfort-Vivens of Margaux. Jerome presented vintages from 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006 paired with the exquisite cuisine of Crystal Jade Restaurant at Ngee Ann City. As Robert Parker stated , "Durfort-Vivens always merits [...]
Our ever popular Anniversary/Induction Dinner had always been oversubscribed in the past couple of years and last year’s 23rd anniversary event was no different. Fuelled by good reports by some commandeurs who had dined at the recently opened Folino Restaurant at One Fullerton, we were indeed pleased with the clockwork precision of the restaurant staff. [...]
We had owners/representatives from Chateau Corbin, D'issan and Lagrange (St. Julien) on 7th Nov at Xi Yan Restaurant at 38A Craig Road. Wines served included Corbin 2003/2000, D'issan 2004/1985, Lagrange 1998/1988.
To celebrate Bastille Day, the French Ambassador HE Mr Pierre Buhler kindly accepted our invitation and graced this occasion. Dinner was prepared by Hilton's Guest Chef, Stephane Gaborieau - one star Michelin chef - at the Harbour Grill on Tuesday, 15th July 2008. We had about 60 attendees for this event. Click here for the [...]
Dinner Tasting of Cru Classes of Graves on 25 May 08. The tasting cum dinner was with the Crus Classes de Graves, featuring the representatives and wines of Chateau Carbonnieux, Domaine de Chevalier, Chateau Smmith Haut Lafitte, Chateau de Fieuzal, Chateau Haut-Bailly and Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere. This was held Sunday 25th May at Park Palace, Grand [...]
Grand Maitre has in his email highlighted the creation of the territorial Grand Maitres and the appointments of the various Territorial Grand Maitres. For some further background on this, please read the letters from the Grand Maitre of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux that mentions the reason for the appointment and the appointees. [...]
AGM. Venue at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Dinner after the AGM was held at Global Kitchen, Pan Pacific Hotel. Food was jointly cooked by Eric Dequin of the one star Auberge Labarthe from Bosdarros, France and Stephane Carrade of the two star chez Ruffet from Jurancon, France. Click here for the menu. Please follow the [...]
We were drawn back to Keong Saik Road for this vintner dinner with Hubert De Bouard De Laforest of Chateau Angelus, La Fleur De Bouard and Chateau Bellevue. Hubert is now also consultant to Pichon Lalande. Dinner was at Nicolas Le Restaurant, which some of you may recall Nicolas from L'Aigle D'or. The last four [...]