FIVS partners with organisations which share its vision of a successful global alcohol beverage industry, operating on the principles of economic, social, and environmental sustainability. At present, FIVS is an official partner of the following organisations:
Wine in Moderation
The WiM Association is the international organisation in charge of coordinating the international implementation and growth of the Wine in Moderation Programme which seeks to promote responsible drinking and moderate wine consumption around the world.
On 17 April 2018, the governing bodies of FIVS and WiM Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further the shared objective of increasing awareness of the significance of social responsibility in the alcohol beverage area. FIVS became an official “Associated Partner” to the Wine in Moderation Programme and WiM representatives participate as experts to the FIVS Social Sustainability Working Group.
Both parties are working together to encourage the adoption of responsible consumption programmes and to reduce harmful drinking around the world.
Wine & Law Program – University of Reims
Directed by Professor Theodore Georgopoulos, the Wine & Law Program of the University of Reims (France) supports research projects and offers academic courses in the area of wine and spirits law.
- The Jean-Jacques Bouffard scholarship offers the possibility for a member of FIVS to attend the annual Wine Law in the European Union — Fall School organised by the Wine & Law Program.
- The Wine Law in the European Union — fall School offers a five-day course conducted entirely in English on wine trade law in the European Union.
- Upon completion of the Wine & Law Program, participants receive a university diploma describing the course of study and the overall grade received.
- On 13 October 2017, Ignacio Sánchez Recarte, Vice-President of FIVS, was invited to present FIVS and its work on public policy matters to the students of the Wine & Law Program. You can watch the full interview here.
J. J. Bouffard scholars:
2017, Laurel Parker
2018, Clea Prieto Perosanz
2019, Laura Gelezuinas
Following many years of close collaboration, FIVS and Oenoppia signed an MoU on 12 July 2019 during the FIVS Geneva Meetings. The MoU will enable parties to take advantage of each other’s expertise, as well as to share information and promote educational efforts, in turn bolstering the effectiveness of the two organisations.
In addition, FIVS and Oenoppia jointly released guidelines during the 2019 FIVS London Meetings that will enable both winemakers and suppliers to navigate more easily the complex process involving the purchase and sale of oenological products. The guidelines, which are available to the public on the FIVS website, provide clarity and guidance to both wine producers and oenological product suppliers respectively, relating to the type of information that should readily be available for winemaking additives and processing aids for purposes of commercial due diligence and validation of supply chain traceability.