New members elected to FIJEV board

door | 30 jun 2022 | Internationaal

Paris, June 2022: The general meeting of FIJEV, the largest international wine and spirits journalists’ association, took place for the first time this year online via video conference – as did the board elections. New members of the board are Azélina Jaboulet-Vercherre from France, Sol Gradman from Israel, and Oscar Pinco from Argentina. The current Chairman Wolfgang Junglas from Germany was confirmed in office for another four years, as was the Secretary General Anne Meglioli from Italy. Sol Gradman from Israel was elected as Vice President.
The new board sees the digital transformation of the association as a priority goal. The visibility of the association is also to be strengthened. After the end of the travel restrictions due to the pandemic, the association will increasingly go on press trips to international wine-growing regions again. The cooperation with the leading wine fairs will also be continued. It is planned to expand the range of webinars offered by qualified association members as lecturers. Wine talks will also continue to be offered and published on the association’s YouTube channel.
FIJEV’S board consists of 12 international members, including:
       Wolfgang Junglas (DE) president
       Michael Hornickel (DE) vice-president
       Sol Gradman (IL) vice-president
       Anne Meglioli (IT) general secretary
       Frédéric Galtier (ES) treasurer
       Azélina Jaboulet-Vercherre (FR)
       Margarita Lozano Ruiz (ES)
       Elizabeth Palmer (CA)
       Bernard Burtschy (FR)
       José Luis Murcia Garcia (ES)
       Oscar Pino (AG)
       Stephen Quinn (UK) 

The International Federation of Wine and Spirit Journalist and Writers/Fédération Internationale des Journalistes et Écrivains des Vins et Spiritueux (FIJEV) is a French non-profit federation created in 1987 and based in Paris. FIJEV has got over 200 members in over 60 countries.
Its goal is to promote contacts between wine and spirits journalists and writers all over the world and to defend their profession. Beyond providing an international press card, aims at helping its members to establish contacts to editors, newspapers and magazines in other countries; assure the recognition of its members by the producers, publishers, public relations’ organisations and all members of the trade; create contacts between organisations of the wine and spirit business organising press presentation (events, tours) and its journalist members; defend its journalist members and the freedom of the press; respect of a common code of ethic.