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The "Bund Deutscher oenologists eV "was founded in 1955 under the then name" Federation of Winegrowers "(BTW). The BTW was instrumental in the development of Geisenheim involved in the engineering school. After the departure of the first Geisenheim engineers in 1964, the company was renamed the Association of Viticultural Engineers (BIW). With the development of the University of Applied Sciences, the name was changed to "Federation of Engineers of Viticulture, Oenology and Beverage Technology". Because of the international cooperation in the International Oenologists Association (UIO) and the similar name of the other national associations in the UIO, the BIW was renamed in 1989 in the present name.

The purpose of the BDO is the merger and professional representation of graduates who have attended a university of applied sciences or its predecessor facility for viticulture, oenology and beverage technology. Seat of the association is the research institute Geisenheim. There are currently 1,600 members who work predominantly in the private sector. About 10% of them work abroad as winemakers. Every year an excursion to the European wine regions is organized for the members. The BDO also works in committees of the institute OIV With. The official BDO newsletter since 1973 "The Oenologist". President of the BDO is Edmund Diesler. In July 2007, an intensive cooperation between the BDO and the Internet network Wein-Plus agreed. See also below oenology. viticulture training and Wine Event Geisenheim,

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