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What is the Wein-Plus Wine Guide?

It is an online wine guide, and the real heart of Wein-Plus – the leading independent wine platform in Europe. The Wein-Plus Wine guide concentrates on the leading quality wines in Europe. At currently 124.513 professional wine descriptions and wine ratings it is the largest guide of its kind. The Wein-Plus Wine guide is updated virtually on a daily basis, and is thus always up to date. The many selection options are a special feature, as you can select, for example, by wine style or type, wine region, wine growing area, grape variety, price or by a specific producer, a diversity no other wine guide can offer to this extent. In addition, you can configure a tasting telegram in accordance with specific topics, and receive targeted information on new tastings of interest to you specifically.

Five reasons why your wines should be included There is no charge for sending in tasting samples, and you will enjoy many benefits:

1. Professional - Strict - Independent

The ratings produced by Wein-Plus are highly regarded as being incorruptible, independent, strict and professional, and are considered by both private and commercial readers as being a reference in the wine scene.

  • Tastings take place only under laboratory conditions in the Wein-Plus tasting rooms
  • Strict blind tasting, thus effectively eliminating any prejudices
  • Professional, full-time tasters working under the guidance of Marcus Hofschuster
  • Each wine is given a lot of time. Most samples are re-tasted once they have been exposed to air
  • Strict adherence to the 100-point system – no inflationary ratings
  • Classification of the producer immediately and effectively recognizable
  • Professional wine descriptions for each and every wine tasted

2. Unique European comparison

As a European wine guide, Wein-Plus provides the opportunity to compare wines and wine producers from all the wine-growing countries in Europe with each other. Here, you and our readers can see where your wines stand in a European comparison.

  • All 23 wine-producing countries in Europe are considered under the same conditions
  • In a Google-Map the 6.737 leading European producers can be located geographically
  • Consistent quality criteria for wine ratings and producer classification

3. The leading reference for professional and private buyers

By now, the Internet is indispensable as a source of information when searching for and buying wine. With more than 219.030 registered users, Wein-Plus is the most widely read wine medium on the Internet.

  • The Wein-Plus Wine Guide has been running for more than 17 years. Each and every wine rating is still available online
  • With more than 2.5 million visits each year, Wein-Plus reaches significantly more readers than any wine magazine
  • The Wein-Plus Newsletter is sent out to 67.519 recipients
  • More than 10 700 fans on Facebook  
  • More than 4 000 followers on Twitter
  • No other printed wine guide or wine guide published on the Internet reaches more readers

4. Up to date – sales support from the word go

All tastings take place on every weekday. The wines sent in by you are tasted as soon as possible. This means that Wein-Plus wine ratings are already taking effect long before most printed wine guides are published – when your wines may already be sold out.

  • Wines are published online on the next day after the tasting
  • Each day, more than 2000 tasting telegrams are sent to interested readers
  • The wines can immediately be located via Google and other search engines

5. Support for all trade channels - online and offline

The Wein-Plus Wine Guide is used by buyers in all trade channels. Importers, resellers, restaurants and consumers look up information before buying on the Internet - by smartphone, tablet or PC, and will automatically end up finding Wein-Plus.

  • Many studies confirm it: most buyers look up information on the Internet before making their buying decision
  • 11.728 wine merchants and many more readers are members of Wein-Plus, and are waiting for your wines to be rated
  • 1.154 journalists are registered with Wein-Plus, all looking for new information
  • Many wine merchants use the producer classification of Wein-Plus to promote sales
  • Producers are issued with stickers and/or signs showing their classfication to be used for their own advertising, or create links with Wein-Plus

All these benefits are long-term and sustainable. However, they cannot always be measured immediately, as the producer – the first link in the trade chain – only rarely knows where buyers first obtained information on his wines.

Important notice: you will only receive an invitation to send in tasting samples if you are one of the 6.737 leading producers of quality wines in Europe, or if you are a wine merchant who is also a Wein-Plus business member.

How do I send in tasting samples?

Once you have received an invitation to send in samples for tasting, please send a representative portfolio of your wines (two bottles each) as well as for each wine a wine data sheet to: 
Wein-Plus GmbH, Verkostungsmuster, Wetterkreuz 19, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany

Once the samples have been received and recorded, you will automatically receive a detailed confirmation, as well as a mail showing the results after each tasting. The results may reach you at different times, as the wines are not tasted by producer or submitter, instead they are tasted in flights of similar wines, sorted by region or type of wine.

Become a member and enjoy many benefits
As a Business Member you are much more visible on Wein-Plus, and can save money and bureaucratic bother thanks to exclusive group contracts
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In the wine guide you will find
currently 123 880 Wines and 23 625 Producers, including 6 737 classified producers.
Rating system About Their sources in Wine Guide Wine Samples

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