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This professional title in viticulture was first recognized in 1965 in France. According to the French institute OIV is an oenologist "a highly qualified specialist who, on the basis of her scientific and technical knowledge, is able to carry out tasks of fundamental importance in the field of viticulture and wine production in accordance with common practice, in compliance with the relevant legal provisions". The technical competence is thus in the management and supervision of the complex processes at the winemaking, In Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland is the oenology (see in detail there) a study subject at a university with the degree Diplom-Weinbau and Enology (also Bachelor or Master). A professional representation in Germany is the BDO (Association of German Oenologists). See more in viticulture professions and features below viticulture training,

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