A scientific society with seat in Wiesbaden with at present about 800 members from Germany and the German-speaking foreign countries. The tasks and goals are: The Society for the History of Wine has two goals, which stand side by side in the statute, but at the same time have the relation of cause and effect. She wants to research the story of the wine deepen the general historical consciousness. This objective reflects the certainty that wine culture is a part of Western history that is not confined to the past, but that can also give something essential to our present. A member of society can be any friend of the wine.
Especially welcome in the association is who is willing to contribute to the scientific research of the society. They cover the history of wine and of sparkling wine among the various peoples, that Customs for the wine, motivic representations of the wine and the grape, the legislation around the wine and many other areas where wine has gained importance in connection with human life and action. The research results are made available to the members in the writings on the wine history, which they receive for free.
With the support of the club members, a series of valuable collections related to wine could be set up. Among other things, a scientific library funded by the research institute Geisenheim is managed. It is accessible to all members, but at the same time serves teaching and research purposes. Furthermore a collection of coins and medals with wine motives (in permanent lending in the museum of wine culture in Deidesheim), one Labels collection, a collection of stamps and ex libris as well as a collection of wine Lists the gastronomy.
Among many other publications is the book " Personalities of the wine culture "(Writings to the wine history No. 140, first edition 1991, 2nd extended edition 2002, publisher Prof. Dr. Paul Claus). In it are described personalities of the wine culture German language and origin in the form of short biographies, which have shaped the viticulture, the wine industry and the wine culture and have earned special merits. On the website of the company this list is constantly being supplemented, meanwhile here more than 500 short biographies are registered. Courtesy of the Society for the History of Wine, the lineup was the source in this wine Glossary used. Also on the company's website will be free the extensive Bibliography on the history and culture of wine with well over 30,000 recorded works on wine provided. See also below literature,