Over a period of more then 15 years, the Wein‑Plus Wine Guide has established a reputation for its strict and independent wine reviews. Marcus Hofschuster, our head taster and editor in chief, has a precise view at the wines of the leading wine producers in Europe.
Interesting wines off the beaten mainstream path, wines with an unmistakeable character! Our head taster Marcus Hofschuster personally selects these wines from around 12,000 wines tasted each year: objectively, independently and without any trade interests.
As a member of Wein‑Plus you will profit from benefits we have negotiated with our cooperation partners in the world of wine – and these have a real cash value for you. These offers are exclusively for your benefit: Wein‑Plus receives no fees or commissions from ist partners – and that’s a promise.
Benefit from a significantly higher presence, increased awareness of your products, unbeatable top conditions at important branch service providers as well as useful, up-to-date and comprehensive information on wine and the wine sector.
Your data will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with third parties . By registering you enter no obligations. In the later registration process, you can optionally complete a paid membership or complete the registration without membership.
Use the Wein-Plus seals and quality certificates to create confidenceCreate confidence and show quality
The seal for classified producers
The Wein-Plus classification seal is an instantly recognisable sign of the high standard of quality produced by a winemaker. This classification provides your customers with security and orientation, creating confidence in making a purchase.
The producer classification is a result of the representative wine ratings achieved by a wine estate in the long term at Wein-Plus tastings. The classification categories range from to (world-class producers). This rating is constantly reviewed by our tasting team in the light of wines tasted currently. Where a producer, whose wine you have in your range, achieves a high level of quality over a number of vintages in the Wein-Plus Wine Guide, you can feel confident in using our easily recognisable seal in your marketing efforts.
The seal can be downloaded, it appears next to each wine of the producer in the Wine Guide. There you can call up a ZIP file at the top right of the page, reflecting all the seals relevant for this wine and producer.
The seal for favourite wines
An accolade that is more concerned with emotions than with objective criteria and points rankings is that for "favourite wines".This is not about objectivity or points scores, but rather abojut our very personal recommendations. Favourite wines are the wines that, in the opinion of the tasting team, have tasted the best, wines they themselves would buy and drink. In this sense, the associated seal is a very special accolade and award. You may also use this seal for advertising the appropriate winjes in your range.
Wine seals and the wine certificates
The same applies with respect to our wine seal that we use to point out the quality of the wines in our current tastings. Even though we are known for being more strict and restrictive than many other wine guides: great wines deserve to be praised with a seal!
Show in an instantly recognizable form that this producer is recognized for the high quality of his wines!
you can immediately let new customers feel that they can feel secure in buying highly regarded wines!
Increase sales, as the seal used in conjunction with a shop also attracts more attention!
You can find the seal for downloading purposes together with the appropriate wine in the Wine Guide. In the top right corner of the screen you can call up a ZIP file with all seals relevant to the wine and the producer.
The members' seal on Wein-Plus with or without a customer rating
Benefit from the high level of awareness of Wein-Plus and create a transfer of confidence by displaying your membership of Wein-Plus.
This is the purpose of the members' seal. This is even more effective in conjunction with lots of positive ratings by your customers.
That creates confidence and trust.
As a business member of Wein-Plus you are entitled to use all seals and certificates free of charge for advertising purposes related to the various wines and producers!
Thje seal can be easily integrated into your marketing and into all your communication media. It is available in digital form, and can be used in a number of ways:
On your homepage
Place the seal in an easily visible position on your site, close to the prodjucer resp. wine, and use it in lists in order to filter results in accordance with this reference and accolade.
In your online shop
Draw attention to all wines from classified producers in your range by using the seal! This significantly enhances the value of your online wine offering in the eyes of both old and new customers.
In your tasting room
Be it in conjunction with tastings in your shop or at trade fairs: the seal attracts attention, confirms your quality, supports your arguments and provides material for discussion.
In price lists, brochures and flyers
You can also use the seal in all printed material in order to draw attention to classified producers.
We also suggest you set a link to www.wein-plus.eu or directly to the appropriate producer, so that your customers can fully understand the classification in the wine guide, and can read the wine descriptions and ratings.
We would be happy to advise you by phone +49 (0) 9131 7550-35 ,
oor send us an E-mail at email@example.com.
Important notice related to the laws on competition and use of names
When using the seals in conjunction with individual wines, please do so only in accordance with the laws applying to competition and the use of protected names applicable in your country. There may be restrictions in terms of designating wines, for example, in terms of § 30 of the German wine regulations German wines may not be marked with the seal in the German wine trade. however, there are no restrictions in Germany on marking wines of non-German origin with the seal. We are not aware of any restrictions for the trade in other european countries, however, we cannot exclude the possibility these may exist. These possible restrictions refer only to the direct labelling or marking of wines, not to the general descriptions of producerson websites or in other forms of information.
Reference: Using the seal of quality increases the likelihood of purchse
"Overall the study has shown that the likelihood of a wine identified by a seal of quality is on average 4.2 per cent higher than it is for products without such an identification. furthermore, consumers are prepared to spend more: on average they will accept a price that is 2.3 per cent higher than that of products without a seal of quality."