Become a Member
Many famous representatives of the international wine press are members of FIJEV. It is with great pleasure that we regularly welcome new members.
Our two languages are French (official language) and English.
The only legally version of each text is French (since the organisation is registered in France). Whenever possible, the FIJEV will translate texts and documents into English, so that non-French speaking members may understand them.
To apply, contact the General Secretariat using the link under each description of type of member.
You will have to supply some documents and, of course, an evidence of your activity as a journalist or writer specializing in the field of wine and/or spirits. Two cuurent FIJEV members must sponsor your application.
Thank you for agreeing to read the statutes which govern the FIJEV, because each member must respect them.
The decision-making body evaluates the files received several times a year. Membership as an active or associate member will then be offered to the candidate. See details of membership categories below.
The annual member fee:
- fee for one year: 48 euros.
- fee for two years: 90 euros.
The statutes say as follows about membership:
A. Active members
They are journalists, reporters and editors (all forms of publication except subsidized promotional material or "advertorials") with one or more regular publications (appearing at least quarterly) as well as authors and writers on wines and spirits which activity is widely recognized.
Active members receive the official FIJEV press card with membership ID number and photo. Active members have the ability to vote during the assembly (general and extraordinary) and are involved in the regular activity of the association. The yearly fees for active members are determined by the Board.
Become an active member contact the general secretary
B. Associate members
The application of new members with the statute of associate member is suspended starting from June 15th, 2015.
Associate members are those accepted by the Board of the FIJEV. Individuals who have shown a genuine interest for wine and spirits but whose editorial activities are not regular enough to be considered as journalist, writer, editor, reporter or author.
They cannot vote at the General Assembly, and do not receive a FIJEV Press Card. The yearly fee for associate members is determined by the Board.
Become an associate member contact the general secretary
C. Benefactor members
Benefactor members are individuals or organizations working on protection and promotion of wines, distilled spirits and liqueurs, either directly or indirectly, and who wish to sustain in broad terms the activity of the Association through gifts, legacies and various forms of participation which lead to the association to benefits financially or on other forms, or with specific advantages (enologist, wine makers, commercial, vinegrowers, producers, distillers, wineries managers, public relations offices, press attachés, brokers, cellars, restaurant and hotel owners).
They cannot vote at the General Assembly, and do not receive a FIJEV Press Card. The subscription of benefactor members is set by the Board and is equal to, at least ten, times the amount of active member’s subscription.
Become a benefactor member contact the general secretary
D. Honorary members
Honorary Members are those persons who have provided significant services to the Association, who are elected at the General Assembly on proposal by the Board.
They do not pay any yearly fee. They cannot vote at the General Assembly, and they do not receive a FIJEV Press Card.
Louis Havaux (Belgium)
Jan Bertin-Roulleau (France) † Michael Broadbent (UK) † Robert Tinlot (France) †
Jos Baker (South Africa) Georges Dutruc-Rosset (France) † Mariano Fernandez (Chile)
Alejandro Hernandez (Chile) Hugh Johnson (UK) Ezio Rivella (Italy)