Europe Africa
Celebrating 85 years . .
Learning from masters
Formal but fun
Buying for quality
Awarding excellence, applauding service
Visiting the wineries
Wine, food and friends

About EAZ

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Our regional organization starts with the shared values of our International Society. Please take a moment to review those pages.

As the most prestigious, most widespread, independent gastronomic society in the world, our members are guided by the simple but timeless values that inspired  the Society’s founder, André Simon.

We have a unique appeal to our members; to help us continue the tradition of enhancing the knowledge and  enjoyment of food and wine in the company of like-minded people.

In the world of food and wine, our independence is an asset, our experience is recognised and our objectives place our members in the forefront of the vital relationship between producer and consumer.  

Our membership benefits include:

  • Enjoying good food, good wines and good friendships! – both at home and when travelling. Members are welcome to make contact with branches in areas they are visiting
  • Visits to vineyards, wineries and local food producers to learn their secrets
  • Access to International Festivals, Great Weekends and other events – and also to trips organised by branches - open only to IWFS members
  • Participation in inter-branch events
  • Insurance cover for branch events (subject to eligibility, terms and conditions)
  • Quarterly magazine “ Food and Wine” and specially commissioned Society Monographs
  • Access to online publications and a range of merchandise
  • IWFS Vintage Card, produced annually (doubles as membership card)