Comprehensive work with around 30,000 registered titles (as of 2013) on the subject of wine. The idea was made by the then President of the Society for the History of Wine, Prof. Dr. Helmut Arntz, and the then managing director, Dr. med. Karl Fill, developed in 1971. The basis for the realization was a cooperation between the society and the University Library Bonn, in which the main author Renate Lovely (1945-2013) worked as a diploma librarian and library councilor. The enormous work was created with data technology support from Dr. med. wolfgang Thomann Like Schoene, a member of the scientific advisory board of the Society for the History of Wine. In 1976, the first edition in book form appeared with 6,527 titles, followed in 1978, 1982 and 1984, the Supplement volumes one to three. They were combined in 1988 with a fourth supplement to a second edition with a total of 14,713 titles.
Beginning in 1996, the first considerations were to digitize the bibliography and make it freely available on the Internet. Since 2003, the wine bibliography has been available free of charge as a database on the Internet [= Schoene3]. The publisher is the Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Weines eV (Wiesbaden), on whose website the work is made available. It is supported by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV, Bonn) and by the DWI (German Wine Institute) promoted. The reference period of the listed wine writings extends from the 15th century to the present day. The database contains publications on the history and culture of wine, for viniculture, to winemaking, to the Weingenuss, to the wine industry, to wine law and almost all growing areas. See also below literature and drinking culture,