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Global Wine Law - An AIDV Guide

This book is a guide for wine law practitioners, IP lawyers, consumer law practitioners, professionals in the wine industry, scholars or others seeking information about specific regulations concerning the marketing and sales of wine in major wine producing countries. It also provides a comparative perspective of wine law, which is an important element in the global context of wine trade. This peer-reviewed guide is written by AIDV members. It will be updated and extended regularly, with subsequent editions being published on-line with the goal of being the most practical, complete and up-to-date international wine law book available. The next editions will include the relevant wine and related laws of additional countries.
This first edition offers full coverage of the laws and regulations of more than 20 of the key wine producing/consuming countries. It provides an easy point-by-point systematic horizontal comparison between all these countries.


Founded in 1985, the AIDV is the most important international professional association discussing legal questions affecting global as well as regional or local wine production and trade. 

International non-governmental organization, the AIDV integrates the particularities of the world's wine regions through 5 specialized sections.


AIDV enjoys Observer status with the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It also follows the activities of many other specialized international wine organizations.


The AIDV's members constitute a network of lawyers, judges, notaries, academics, students, civil servants and regulators, managers of professional associations of wine producers and trade organizations.

The AIDV now has more than 350 members, individual and institutional, from 30 countries on five continents.

Wine law

AIDV constitutes the essential forum for comparative studies and debates on wine law.

AIDV deals with relevant issues of intellectual property, trade agreements, dispute settlement, and any other legal aspects concerning wine growing and wine trade throughout the world.