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 by researching the history 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 limited to the past, but is also able to give something essential to our present. A member of society can become 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 different 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 number of valuable collections related to wine could be built. 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) to emphasize. In it are described personalities of the wine culture German language and origin in the form of short biographies, which shaped the viticulture, the wine economy and the wine culture and acquired special merits. On the company's website, this list is constantly being supplemented, now well over 500 short biographies are recorded here. Courtesy of the Society for the History of Wine, the lineup was the source in this wine Glossary used. Also on the website of the company 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,