Europe's leading independent wine-themed Internet platform, " For all who love wine, not just drink it " . The open information and communication network for more than 200,000 registered private and professional wine lovers was founded in 1998 and is used daily by more than 6,000 people. Users can inform themselves about wine, make contacts, find support and promote their wine business. Publisher is Utz Graafmann, Wein-Plus brings questions and answers, supply and demand together and creates a virtual network in addition to the virtual, in which winemakers, retailers, journalists and private wine lovers in contact and can come into business.
The website is public, but certain information and features are reserved for members. The registration is free and non-binding and does not automatically lead to a paid membership. The members have access to all content and can use the full range of services without restriction. Wine producers and distributors receive marketing and cost benefits through the network.
In addition to membership fees, Wein-Plus finances itself through the sale of advertising, marketing and web services around the platform. The service offer includes one wine guide, the wine Glossary with over 22,000 keywords (plus 50,000 synonyms) and an online magazine. The wine guide contains professional wine reviews of over 100,000 wines and is updated every working day. The tasting and evaluation practice is much stricter than other media. The magazine provides current news and background articles on wine regions, winemakers and wines, wine law and economics as well as events and new vintages. Every month a "BEST OF" appears with the top wines for certain tasting topics. With many other rubrics, Wein-Plus encompasses more than half a million internet pages.
Every month, more than 100,000 international recipients receive the newsletter from Wein-Plus , which Wein-Plus , among other things, the latest magazine articles and current tasting notes 100-point system includes evaluated wines. The web catalog is a comprehensive directory of several thousand websites related to wine. In the shopping area, around 180,000 wines from more than 350 wine suppliers are combined in a database that enables a systematic search for sources of supply. The business sector, which offers marketing support and framework contracts with industry-related service providers, is aimed especially at wine suppliers. Other brands complete the extensive range. See also below Wine-producing institutions,