l'ordre mondial des gourmets degustateurs
The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs also has a society within the society, l'Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs, for those who have a special knowledge of or interest in wine and spirits. Member of this group organize special wine-related events, including trips to wine-producing regions around the world.
Today, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and its branch, the Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs, is present in 120 countries, with 90'000 members.
It provides a structure within which people with personal wine collections can share their cellars with people who will appreciate their offerings. It provides a framework within which to plan Ordre Mondial activities around the world that are open to all members. Reports on past Ordre Mondial events will provide ideas for future local activities.
Many past events have been on a bring-your-own-bottle basis with specific themes ranging from the grand chateaux to ready-to-drink lesser years and geographically from small appellations to whole continents. These events offer members an opportunity to try wines that they might not normally buy themselves. Ordre Mondial events have sometimes been held in conjunction with established wine festivals.