Looking to take your love for viticulture to the next level? Check out these wine organizations that can be a great resource to connect with other wine lovers and find educational documents and opportunities.
German Wine Institute
The Deutsches Weininstitut (DWI, or German Wine Institute) is the German wine industry’s marketing organization responsible for maintaining quality and overseeing sales of German wine domestically and abroad. Wines of Germany USA is the United States office of the German Wine Institute.
International Riesling Foundation
The International Riesling Foundation is a not-for-profit organization devoted to increasing the awareness, understanding, and enjoyment of Riesling, and to facilitating cooperation among Riesling producers and other members of the wine trade to that end.
Clink Different is a collective effort between the Bordeaux Wine Council and the German Wine Institute to increase awareness and consumption of European wines, specifically wines with designations of origin (DOO) produced in Bordeaux, France, and Germany. The program is co-financed by the European Union as part of the “Enjoy, It’s From Europe” overall promotion policy adopted by the European Commission.
Wine In Moderation
Wine in Moderation is a unique coalition of responsible wine organizations, universities, industry authorities, and wine consumers from around the world, coordinated by the non-profit international association, the WiM Association. The Wine in Moderation program is an international and credible reference of wine sector social responsibility, developing a wealth of actions and campaigns to inspire the conscious enjoyment of wine, promote well-being and balanced lifestyles, and safeguard the heritage of wine.
Guild of Sommeliers
GuildSomm is a nonprofit international membership organization for sommeliers and wine professionals that promotes education, collaboration, and healthy debate while maintaining the key values of the sommelier profession: integrity, humility, and hospitality.
American Sommelier Association
The American Sommelier Association empowers consumers and professional sommeliers by offering a comprehensive curriculum of wine education, hosting seminars, and much more in order to enhance knowledge and skills and to promote a vibrant wine community.