The Confrérie du Sabre d'Or endeavors to establish and encourage the consumption of Champagne in the world.
The Confrérie has promoted the wine of Champagne and the Art of Sabrage (the act of opening a bottle of Champagne with a sword), around the world, for more than 30 years. With more than 35,000 members in 36 countries, it is the most important brotherhood celebrating Champagne in the world.
The US Embassy of The Confrérie du Sabre d'Or was created in 2002 by a group of connoisseurs of Champagne, comprised of both American and French citizens. The members, men and women, are called Sabreurs, Chevaliers-Sabreurs then Officers and Commandeurs. The fun adds to the seriousness of this action. Opening a bottle with a sabre makes an occasion all the more memorable. We expect all Sabreurs to pass on this message to Champagne lovers throughout the world.
We, in the United States of America, consider the sabre a good substitute for the napkin and sprained wrist that can take place when opening a bottle of Champagne. The sharing of this spectacular event permits us to join a fraternity devoted to CHAMPAGNE! These are concepts that are relevant throughout the world.
The Confrérie du Sabre d’Or is headed in France by the Grand-Maître, Jean-Claude Jalloux, with the Grand Council. There are 36 Ambassadors of International Chapters. The North American Chapter is led by Mr. Philippe Milgrom, assisted by Mr. Patrick Caraco and Mr. Laurent Caraco.
Chevalier-Sabreur, Maître des Relations Extérieures
Chevalier-Sabreur, Maître des Caveaux
Chevalier-Sabreur, Maître du Protocole
Jeanne Ruderman, Patrick Caraco, Laurent Caraco, Philippe Milgrom & Sir Laurent Khaiat
This is the first step in the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or. The sabrage may be done in any Caveau or at any event attended by a Maître-Sabreur of the Order. The successful sabrage is honored with the Diplôme de Sabreur and a Certificate from the Caveau.
This title is bestowed at a Chapitre organized by the Embassy at a Caveau or at a Grand Chapitre in the USA or another foreign country, with a Confrérie embassy, and, particularly, at the Grand International Chapitre held in France, each year, on the third Saturday of November.
The Chevalier is honored with the Reliquaire de Chevalier and the Diplôme, as well as receiving a Commission from the US Ambassador.
This title is granted to a Chevalier-Sabreur who has completed five years and has perfected the Art by accomplishing the sabrage of a Magnum of Champagne.
The ceremony is carried out at a Chapitre arranged by the Embassy or at an International Chapitre. The Officier is honored with the Reliquaire d’Officier and the Diplôme and a new Commission.
This title is reserved for Officiers who have completed five years and receive the recommendation of the Ambassador and Council to the Grand Council.
The Commandeur will successfully sabrage a Jeroboam of Champagne and be invested by the Grand-Maître or his representative from the Grand Council and will receive the appropriate reliquaire and diplomas.
This is the highest distinction of the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or. It is bestowed by the Grand-Maître upon a Commandeur who has given long and signal service to the Order.
The investiture is carried out at a Grand Chapitre and a Methusalem is sabraged by the new Grand Commandeur.