Applying for a membership
Members must be proposed and seconded by two existing members of The Commanderie de Bordeaux in Manchester and (ideally) should have attended at least one function as a guest. If you are interested in the The Commanderie de Bordeaux in Manchester but don't know any existing members, an invitation as a guest can be arranged.
There is an annual subscription which is in invested in the purchase of wines for the Commanderie de Bordeaux à Manchester's cellar. Wines drunk at dinners are drawn from the cellar and members pay only for the meal. Although spouses and partners are able to attend some of the dinners there is a supplement to reflect the fact they have not contributed to the purchase of the cellared wines.
Once an application for membership which has been proposed and seconded has been approved by Le Conseil (the Council), the new member will be "intronised" at a dinner and formally admitted as a member taking an oath to be loyal to the wines of Bordeaux and will receive his/her regalia. In addition to the annual subscription there is a joining fee to cover the cost of regalia.