F.I.C.B. Diploma of Honor

The F.I.C.B. Diploma of Honour is selectively awarded:
  • Either to persons having ceased their mandate as member of the Executive Committee of F.I.C.B. who have paid eminent services to the federation through their personal engagement. This engagement may have been materialized by their success in attracting new active members, their eminent contribution to the orientation and implementation of the activities and events of the federation and/or their personal international exposure;
  • Or to persons whose international reputation and achievements related the production, retail, promotion of wine or expertise in wine tasting are proven. They should also have demonstrated their support to the values of the wine brotherhoods and to F.I.C.B., for example by being personally involved in a wine brotherhood, by having been inducted in several or by having contributed significantly to the success of F.I.C.B. international events and renown.
  1. Persons having held governance positions in F.I.C.B.

2015

Claude JOSSE (France)

Grand Chancellor of the Conseil des Echansons de France

President of F.I.C.B. from 1984 to 2014

Monique JOSSE (France)

Enologist

Director of the Paris Wine Museum

Deputy-general secretary of F.I.C.B. until 2014

Claude RUFINI (Switzerland)

Vice-Governor of the Noble Confrérie des Olifants du Bas-lac de Neuchâtel (Suisse)

Permanent secretary of the Federation of Swiss gastronomic and wine brotherhoods

Secretary-general of F.I.C.B. until 2014

Jean-Emile PROVOST (France)

Vice-Sénéchal of the Ordre des Chevaliers Bretvins (France) since 1985

Vice-president of F.I.C.B. for the North of France from 2010 to 2014

Jean-Claude de BERNIS (France)

Grand Master of Ordre des Chevaliers de la Syrah et Roussette

Vice-president of  F.I.C.B. until 2014

Karl RECER (Slovenia)

O.E.V.E. Slovenia

Vice-president of F.I.C.B. for Slovenia until 2014

Manuel DURAN (Spain)

Confraria del Cava San Sadurni (Espagne)

Vice-president of F.I.C.B. for Spain until 2014

2018

Tomislav TOMACIC (Slovenia)

O.E.V.E. Slovenia

Vice-president of F.I.C.B. for Slovenia from 2015 to 2017

2- Persons renowned internationally in the area of wine and sharing the values of the wine brotherhoods

2015

Michel ROLLAND (France)

Enologist and producer

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2016

Gina GALLO (U.S.A.)

Wine maker for the top range wines of the Gallo Group

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Jean-Charles BOISSET (France)

Producer in Burgundy and California

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2017

Allen SHOUP (U.S.A.)

Producer in North America, particularly in the State of Washington

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David GUIMARAENS (Portugal)

Wine maker of Port wines

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2018

Jean-Claude PITTE (France)

Geographer and specialist of the "terroirs"

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