L'Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs

L'Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs is the section of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs which specialises in and concentrates on wines, spirits, liqueurs, and eaux de vie. It was founded in Paris on 2nd September 1963 and is an integral part of the Chaîne. Its goal is to promote and enhance the enjoyment, as well as a better understanding and in-depth knowledge of fine wines and quality spirits from around the world.


A major objective and task of the Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs is to organise dinners, tastings, conferences, competitions, meetings and events focusing on wine and drinks and where applicable, accompanied by the appropriate dishes. These type of events, as well as articles and publications, encourage and foster an understanding and appreciation of wines and spirits which is valued by Ordre Mondial members and their guests.
The members of the Ordre Mondial include professionals, working in the drinks sector, such as distributors and producers, and "amateurs" who simply have a love, enjoyment or passion for fine wines and quality spirits. Accordingly, members are classified in the same way as the Chaîne: that is, as "professional" or "amateur" (non-professional).


Any active member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs can become a member of the Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Degustateurs, provided that they are proposed by a member of the Ordre Mondial. Membership in the Ordre Mondial also requires a separate membership and subscription payment.


On July 19th, 2008 the Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs has been introduced for the first time in Turkey, as a section of the Turkish Chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, with some eighty one founding members of the the Chaîne.