The first outsourced office of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) will be opened in Bulgaria and most likely in Plovdiv. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Agriculture Yavor Gechev. The activity of the office will include the creation of a representative vineyard, a gene bank with the Bulgarian vine varieties, as well as vines typical for the Black Sea basin. "This will raise the advertising of Bulgarian wines to a much higher level," Gechev commented.
A master's program in wine technology will be opened at the University of Food Technology in Plovdiv under the auspices of the International Organization of Vine and Wine with headquarters in Paris.