The wine magazine "Merum - Italien-Magazin für Wein, Olivenöl, Reisen und Speisen" (formerly "Merum - Die Zeitschrift für Wein und Olivenöl aus Italien") was founded in 1993 in Basel by the current editor-in-chief Andreas März. Members of the editorial staff are also Jobst von Volckamer and Fabian Hörack. The magazine is edited by Raffaella Usai, who is also responsible for the Merum Club. Today Merum is produced in Italy and printed in Aachen. It is the only German-language medium that focuses exclusively on Italian wines. The publishing house Merumpress AG is based in Zurich (Switzerland), while the editors work and live in Tuscany. Permanent employees were/are Massimo Agostinis, Burton Anderson, Antonio Brancaleone, Maurizio Gily, Juri Gottschall, Mercedes Lauenstein, Cornelius and Fabian Lange, Jens Priewe and Jean-Pierre Ritler
The journal appears six times a year and consists of two parts: The main issue with short news from the Italian wine, but also olive oil and agricultural scene, as well as reports on wine regions, plus analyses, columns and interviews with opinion leaders. Each issue is accompanied by the "Merum Selezione", a separate wine guide in which around 2,000 wine evaluations and tasting notes of Italian wines are published annually. Every year two pocket guides are produced in print on olive oil and wine, and olive oil courses and wine tours are organised regularly. There is also the online portal Merum Info.