The DWA based in Mainz In the state Rheinland-Pfalz was founded in 1977 and has since established itself as a key mediator between science, business and consumers. According to our own definition and objectives, we strive to “convey an understanding of wine on the historical basis that has grown over thousands of years Wine defined as a rich cultural heritage rich in tradition ”. It should be informed about the responsible use of wine as a health-stimulating luxury food.
In this regard, scientific data on the subject of "Wine and Health" are obtained worldwide, evaluated and documented in a database. In-house medical and nutritional studies are planned, coordinated and funded in accordance with the recommendations of the scientific advisory board. With the help of scientific lecture events and symposia, primarily doctors and other responsible persons in the health care system are informed competently about the subject of "wine, pleasure and health". Cooperation partners include the two institutions DWF (German Wine Fund) and DWI (German Wine Institute). See also under this topic alcoholism. health and drinking culture,