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In order to support the wine sector, the OIV has introduced derogatory measures concerning the geographical representation of jurors at International Wine and Spirits Competitions. This exceptional and transitory measure aims to stimulate the dynamism of competitions and is an institutional invitation from the OIV to take the greatest precaution.

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In an effort to adapt to the current exceptional situation, the OIV is introducing derogatory measures concerning the geographical dispersion of jurors in international competitions.

The OIV supports the activity of the wine sector by inviting wine competitions to rely on national tasters during this transitional period. Anxious to convey a strong institutional message in these difficult times, the OIV not only allows, but urges the organisers to call on national tasters with proven experience of international competitions. This institutional response is part of an awareness of the need to reduce travel so as to limit the spread of the virus.

This temporary derogation measure runs from 6 May 2020 to 31 December 2021.

OIV derogatory rules for competitions regarding COVID-19

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