Comprehensive work with around 30,000 titles (as of 2013) on the subject of wine. The idea for this came from the then president of the Society for History of Wine, Prof. Dr. Helmut Arntz, and the then managing director, Dr. 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 graduate librarian and library councilor. The enormous work was created with the technical support of Dr. wolfgang Thomann as Schoene is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Society for the History of Wine. In 1976, the first edition was published in book form with 6,527 titles, followed in 1978, 1982 and 1984 by 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 at that time.
From 1996 there were initial considerations 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 des Weines eV (Wiesbaden), the website of which makes the work available. It is supported by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV, Bonn) and by DWI (German Wine Institute) funded. The reporting period of the listed wine publications extends from the 15th century to the present day. The database contains publications on the history and culture of wine, at viniculture, to winemaking, to the Weingenuss, to the wine industry, to wine law and over almost all growing areas. See also under literature and drinking culture,