A key concept in Burgundy. The combined efforts of the entire wine industry are focused continuously on the goal of ever-higher quality in the wines themselves as well as in presentation, hygiene and health, etc. Quality monitoring operates at all stages of production and commercialisation. The BIVB has a department exclusively devoted to these concerns. Downstream quality monitoring through purchase and testing of Burgundy wines at point of sale has recently been put in place and is operating both in France and abroad..