The Grand Conseil du Vin de BordeauxJune 29, 2019
Annual General Meeting of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux - 28th June 2019
At the occasion of the meeting of the Privy Council and the Annual General Meeting of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux, Francis Boutemy, Grand Maître of the GCVB invited former Grand Maîtres and Maîtres and current Maîtres from Commanderies in several countries to come to Bordeaux for two days and take part at these two meetings:
Eric Vogt – Grand Maître of the Commanderies in the USA
Angus Smith – Former Grand Maître of the Commanderies in the USA
Peter Baumgardt – Grand Maître for Europe
Hirohisa Yoshizawa – Deputy Grand Maître of the Commanderie in Tokyo
Alain Cany – Maître of the Commanderie in Saïgon
Paul Chedgy – Former Grand Maître of the Commanderies in the United Kingdom
Christian Schmid – Former Maître of the Commandreie in Zurich
Friedrich Strunkman-Meister – Former Grand Maître of the Commanderies in Austria
Joern Christensen – Former Mâitre of the Commanderie in Copenhagen
Carl Jensen – New Maître of the Commanderie in Copenhagen
Daniel Busturia – Former Grand Maître of the Commanderies in Spain
Claudio de Villemor Salgado – Representative of the Grand Maître of Commanderies in Asia, Vincent Cheung
Sergey Avdeev – Former Grand Maître of the Commanderies in Russia
Henri Guiraud – Maître of the Commanderie in Paris
Benoît Marcenac – Maître of the Commanderie in Auckland, New Zealand
Members of the foreign delegation arrived in the afternoon of Thursday 27th June. An informal, friendly dinner was held in the evening at the “1925” Brasserie in Bordeaux.
The meeting of the Privy Council was held on Friday 28th June at 9.30 am in the Meeting Room on the 1st floor at the CIVB and was followed by the Annual General Meeting at 11h00, attended by representatives of several Bordeaux Wine Brotherhoods (Commanderie du Bontemps Médoc, La Jurade de Saint-Emilion, Les Compagnons de Bordeaux, Les Hospitaliers de Pomerol, Les Baillis de Lalande de Pomerol, Les Hospitaliers de Pomerol, Les Gentilshommes du Duché de Fronsac, La Connétablie des Graves de Vayres, L’Ordre des Vignerons de Bordeaux-Bordeaux Supérieur) and also Stéphanie Barral, Manager of the Bordeaux Wine School.
At the end of the two meetings, a luncheon was held at the Autombile Club du Sud Ouest in Bordeaux.
In the evening of Friday 28th June, members of the foreign delegation and their wives were received for a welcome cocktail party by Hubert and Emmanuelle de Boüard at Château Bellevue in Saint-Emilion, followed by dinner at Château Angélus.
To conclude these three days of meetings and gatherings, Francis and Catherine Boutemy welcomed the foreign guests and their wives for a lunchtime Garden Party at Château Haut-Lagrange in Léognan, on Saturday 29th June.