Officially today, October 30, 2022, the intergovernmental viticulture organization, The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) will readmit Ukraine to its ranks. The war-ravaged Eastern European state was previously a member from 1997 to 2008, and had applied for membership last year, before the February invasion.
This brings now brings the number of OIV member states to 49.
In 2021, 660,000 hl of wine were produced in Ukraine from a vineyard area of around 42,000 ha. All of the major wine-growing countries of the world belong to the OIV.
By becoming a member of the OIV, Ukraine will benefit from the information, cooperation and services of a network of over 1,000 experts. These links will enable Ukraine to participate in decisions concerning the viticulture sector.
“By joining the OIV, Ukraine will benefit from the information, cooperation and services of a network of around 1,000 experts. These connections will enable Ukraine to participate in the fundamental decisions on the development of the sector and to make its voice heard,” OIV states.
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