Abbreviation for "Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne", the professional association of Burgundy winegrowers and wine merchants. The main objective of the institution is to promote and advertise the wines of Burgundy. Its varied tasks include statistical and economic activities, communication activities, marketing activities and research. The head office is in Beaune, with two branches in Chablis and Mâcon. See also under Viticulture Institutions.