Celebration of Saint Vincent
January 27, 2021 at St Rémi Bacalan Church in Bordeaux.

USA Qualifications LBBC 2021
March 30, 2021
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EUROPE Qualifications LBBC 2021
March 31, 2021
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CHINA Qualifications LBBC 2021
April 6, 2021
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HONG KONG Qualifications LBBC 2021
April 7, 2021
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FRANCE Qualifications LBBC 2021
May 11, 2021
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Jun 25, 2021
Virtual Final

Commanderie du Bontemps de Médoc et des Graves Sauternes et Barsac

The bontemps bowl

We are careful what we say about our illustrious forefather Jean–Odule Paulin d’Esquet, because unfortunately all we know of him was handed down by oral tradition. He lived in the ninth century and is said to have invented the special wooden bowl, naturally known as a “desquet” in the Gascon language after its inventor, and a “bontemps” in French. Cellar masters use this bowl to beat the egg whites for fining the wine.

The ornamental clasp

This is the symbol of the Bontemps Order with its initials encircling a “desquet” bowl. It is worn on all the Commandeurs' robes and is presented to all the Commandeurs d'Honneur at the end of the investiture ceremony.