The “Organization Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin” (International Organization of Vine and Wine) is an international and supranational body based in Paris (France) that serves the interests of viticulture in the areas of vine, wine, wine-based drinks. table grapes. raisins and other vine products from currently 43 member states.
In 2001 there was a reorganization and change to the new name (previously "Office International de la Vigne et du Vin"). The tasks of the new organization have been modernized and adapted. The predecessor organization was founded in 1924 (jointly by the countries France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Portugal and Hungary) prohibition founded in the USA (1920-1933) with the mandate to spread the positive effects of wine consumption, to coordinate research and nomenclature and to ensure good quality standards in production. Even during the Second World War (1939 to 1945), work continued under the protection of diplomatic immunity.
Today, the focus is on coordination in the area of research, the publication of books, working papers and specialist journals on technical, social and legal aspects of viticulture, as well as the production of international statistics (values of all countries about vineyards and wine production - see here under Wine production volumes ). In this regard, the “Bulletin de l'OIV” is published regularly. Furthermore, a system for the determination of varieties defined (see also under ampelography ). The job description of the oenologists Are defined. For particularly meritorious personalities in viticulture, prizes are regularly awarded, in 1983 the ampelograph Pierre Galet (1921-2019) for his extensive oeuvre. International competitions are also part of the OIV patronage awards performed, count among them CIVM. Türkiye Uluslararasi Sarap Yarismasi and Vinalies Internationales,