In accordance with the article 24.3 of the Internal Rules, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine may grant patronage to international or national wine and spirits of vitivinicultural origin competitions, which required OIV patronage and provided that their organisation and internal rules procedures are in accordance with the international standards of the OIV.
Criteria for patronage:
Documents to be supplied by the organiser in one of the official languages of the OIV: all required documents as set out in the annex in addition to any information the organiser deems useful along with the application form.
Only those competitions/symposia sponsored by the OIV are authorised to use the name, abbreviation the logo of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine under the conditions set out in the above-mentioned guidelines.
Wine and spirits competitions
For these competitions, the OIV appoints an expert commissioner for the competitions. He/she participates in the works of the different juries. He/she has the duty of verifying that rules enacted by the present standard are abided. The Organiser must, prior to or simultaneously to the conducting of the competition, allow the commissioner to access all useful information by putting a technically competent person at his/her disposal. He/she draws up a detailed report for the OIV on the conducting of the competition. Based on this report, the OIV may make recommendations and may cancel patronage before the forecasted deadline.
The objective of the international competition shall be: