by Markus Stolz

AVIN

byMarkus Stolz
June 18, 2009, 3 Comments
Adegga, the Social Wine Discovery service, has recently introduced AVIN codes for wines. AVIN is a free unique code for wines, similar to an open ISBN for books. When naming wines, people often use different names while refering to the same wine. This is certainly true for Greek wines abroad, as the consumer can easily be confused about the name. I fully support Adegga’s efforts to unify wine names in a single database, thereby providing simple ways to access this information. I have already updated all tasting notes from the Dionysia with the AVIN codes, and plan to use AVIN codes on any new references to wines in this blog. This should be very helpful to pinpoint any single wine. Please comment your suggestions/feedback.
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About Markus Stolz

Over the last years, I have come to really appreciate Greek wines. There are many grape varieties that exist only in Greece and I have the good fortune of being able to try them all. I wish to share my enthusiasm with wine lovers around the world, who often limit themselves to maybe four red and four white grape varieties for most of their life.

  1. Andre RibeirinhoJuly 14, 2009, 6:22 pm

    We have the same issue with Portuguese names. Long, strange and full of strange characters. Please keep updating the list of Greek wines to the database to make sure people can search and try them elsewhere. Thanks Markus for your support!

  2. adminJuly 14, 2009, 7:07 pm

    Dear Andre (the man behind Adegga), thanks for commenting. I will sure keep updating as time permits. I am a big fan of your database and it should be supported by everyone who tastes wine!