The OIV Awards rewards the best works published over the past two previous years which provide an original and relevant contribution, with an international significance for the vine and wine sector.
In 2016, the OIV Award Jury decided to accept the interactive digital tool in the first five categories :
These works are evaluated by a panel of specialists: university professors, journalists, scientists, historians, sommeliers, oenologists, lawyers and other sector professionals... from various countries. Each book is evaluated by several readers. After receiving the evaluations made by the various readers, the OIV Award Jury meets annually to name the winners. This jury is composed of important scientific and technical personalities from different countries, who have presided over OIV commissions and sub-commissions. Its current President is the Slovak poet and author, František Lipka.