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.

FIVS President, Greg Hodson, and WiM Association Director,
Stelios Filopoulos during the signature ceremony.

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, Interim Co-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

2023, Seyma Bas