The Commanderie de Bordeaux (Cdb) aux was organized in 2004 by a group of local Bordeaux á Sarasota wine lovers, Godofredo Herzog and Herb Roffman, that wanted to maintain and celebrate the grand traditions of these fine clarets. The Sarasota Chapter was approved to become one of the Chapters of the Commanderie de Bordeaux (Cdb) aux États-Unis d’ Amérique. Today, the organization has 36 chapters and almost 1,300 members across the United States and Puerto Rico.
The Cdb is affiliated with a worldwide network of 82 Commanderies in 26 countries. All operate under the overall patronage of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux (GCVB) in Bordeaux, France.
We all share a passion for these wines and as members (“Commandeurs”), we become emissaries of the Bordeaux winemakers in the local community, with the goal of broadening the appreciation of the wines of Bordeaux in the U.S.
The Sarasota Chapter hosts tastings and dinners promoting the educational aspect of Bordeaux wine in a fun and convivial manner!