Of the wine guide was founded in 1992 by the Swiss wine critic René Gabriel (* 1957) and the food and wine journalist Wolfram Meister founded as an "independent newsletter for all who want to know more about wine". In July 2008, the magazine was 100% by the German media house Konradin Selection GmbH in Mainz accepted. The new owner is a 100% subsidiary of the Konradin Media Group (Image of Science, Industry Gazette, Computer Newspaper, Nature & Cosmos). Among other things, "Selection", a wine customer magazine for specialist retailers and restaurants, has already been relocated. René Gabriel will remain as author and expert. Every year over 4,000 wines are produced after the 20-point system a wine review, In addition, the wine market is analyzed and brought news from wineries and their owners. Subscribers receive a print edition eleven times a year and have unlimited access to the website with archive and wine cellar.