The DWA based in Mainz In the state Rheinland-Pfalz was founded in 1977 and has since established itself as a leading mediator between science, industry and consumers. According to its own definition and objective, it is endeavored "to convey on the historic basis, which has grown over thousands of years, a understanding of wine, the Wine as a traditional vital cultural asset ". It should be informed about the responsible use of wine as a health-promoting stimulant.
In this regard, worldwide scientific data on the subject of "wine and health" are collected, evaluated and documented in a database. Our own medical and nutritional studies are planned, coordinated and financially supported according to the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Board. With the help of scientific lecture events and symposia, primarily physicians and other health care professionals are informed competently about the topic "wine, enjoyment and health". Cooperation partners include the two institutions DWF (German Wine Fund) and DWI (German Wine Institute). See under this topic also under alcoholism. health and drinking culture,