Monday, July 10, 2006

International Organization of the Vine and Wine (OIV) Elects Australian President

CLOSEGRAPES-w.jpgA ''New World perspective' for (OIV) with the appointment of Australian to top job.

Australian viticulturalist Peter Hayes has been elected unopposed as President of the International Organization of the Vine and Wine (OIV).

The OIV is the world's major intergovernmental body that sets technical standards for wine.

Hayes becomes President at a turbulent time. Apart from the global wine glut, Brussels has announced it will drastically reduce subsidies to the EU wine sector. Viticulture is also expanding internationally.

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