Polish winemaking handbook wins international award

The awarded textbook was published by the Galicja Vitis Foundation which is engaged in the development and promotion of winemaking in Poland. Galicja Vitis Foundation

A Polish textbook for wine producers has received an award from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), in the education category, during a ceremony held in Paris.

The publication "Vine and Wine - Knowledge and Practice" edited by Roman Myśliwiec and Ewa Wawro, presents a cross-disciplinary coverage of all the subjects related to wine production up to its marketing, and will provide all the theoretical and technical knowledge needed by any Polish wine producer, OIV said on its website.

"This is a considerable contribution to the development of viticulture in Poland," it added.

The awarded textbook was published by the Galicja Vitis Foundation which is engaged in the development and promotion of winemaking in Poland. It also runs a winemaking academy in Jasło, southeastern Poland, the region that boasts about 150 vineyards.

"It is a college that teaches the profession of a winemaker," said Wawro, who is also the foundation's president. The books published by the foundation are the only textbooks for winemakers in Poland to date, she added.

OIV is an international organization which deals with technical and scientific aspects of winegrowing and winemaking. It is based in Paris, and has 47 member states. Promotion of wine culture is one of its missions.