Europe's leading independent internet platform on the subject of wine under the motto " For everyone who loves wine and not just drinks " . The open information and communication network for more than 200,000 registered private and professional wine lovers was founded in 1998 and is used by over 6,000 people every day. Users can find out about wine, make contacts, find support and promote their wine business. The publisher is Utz Graafmann, Wein-Plus brings together questions and answers, supply and demand and, in addition to the virtual, also creates a real network in which winegrowers, dealers, journalists and private wine lovers can get in touch and do business.
The website is public, but certain information and features are reserved for members. Registration is free and non-binding and does not automatically lead to a paid membership. Members have access to all content and can use the entire range of services without restriction. Wine producers and dealers receive marketing and cost advantages through the network.
In addition to membership fees, Wein-Plus financed through the sale of advertising, marketing and web services related to the platform. The range of services includes, among others 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 with other media. The magazine provides the latest news and background articles on wine regions, winemakers and wines, wine law and economy as well as events and new vintages. A “BEST OF” with the top wines on certain tasting topics is published every month. With many other categories, Wein-Plus comprises a total of over half a million websites.
Every month, more than 100,000 international recipients receive the Wein-Plus newsletter, which includes the latest magazine articles and current tasting notes from the post- 100-point system rated wines includes. The web catalog is a comprehensive directory of several thousand websites related to wine. In the shopping area, around 180,000 wines from over 350 wine suppliers are combined in a database that enables a systematic search for sources of supply. The business area, which offers marketing support and framework contracts with industry-related service providers, is aimed specifically at wine providers. Other brands complete the extensive range. See also under Wine-producing institutions,