The Weinglossar of Wein-Plus is the world's largest online wine knowledge database. It is structured like a classic lexicon and consists of keywords and entries that explain these keywords. Included are descriptions of about 1,700 varieties, over 2,000 wineries, far more than 10,000 different vineyard, wine and vinification terms, around 100 wine producing countries with her wine history, wine regions, Grape varieties, wineries and cry, over 600 biographies of famous Viticulture personalities as well as all important ones wine law Concerns. In the period 1999 with at that time approximately 800 keywords to today it grew approximately 25-fold. The glossary is a "living" work, because it constantly takes into account user input, which makes it adapt to their needs.
There are about 23,000 keywords with z. T. very detailed texts. These contain over 150,000 hyperlinks to other keywords - these are highlighted in red. In addition, over 49,000 Synonyms Created (alias terms). Thus, 72,000 terms lead to a hit. In printed form, this would yield over 4,500 pages in A4 format with plain text. But since at least 3,000 keywords contain at least one picture / graphic, because "pictures say more than 1,000 words", that's around 6,000 pages.
With a wine encyclopedia of this size, the question inevitably arises of how to find the desired information the fastest. There are basically two options:
1) clicking 0-9 or one letter (glossary terms after first letter)
2) Enter a search term in the search field
In variant 1 , all keywords are displayed in alphabetical order and also the total number is listed. Now it can be determined if there is a desired keyword or similar. But that can be time-consuming, because there are more than 1,000 keywords for many letters. If a particular word can not be found under C, then search under K or Z; the same applies to Ch under Dsch and Tsch, F under Ph, J under Y, Sch under Ch and Sh and V under W (and of course vice versa).
In variant 2 , a term or the desired information is entered in the search field, whereby no diacritical marks have to be considered. These are points, dashes, check marks, arcs or circles that indicate a different pronunciation or accent and that are over or under the letter. Diacritical signs are particularly common in eastern and southern languages ( Greek. Croatian. Romanian. Slovak. Slovenian. Spanish. Czech. Turkish. Hungarian etc.). This means that instead of "â" also "a" or instead of "ñ" suffices "n" or instead of "ç" also "c". This also affects the "ß" and umlauts - even with "units of mass" is units, with "oldest wines" oldest wines and with "Great Location" Great location found. Likewise, you do not need to look for upper / lower case, hyphens and blanks. In addition, smaller spelling errors are tolerated, with "Eziehungsfom" is found "parenting form".
If the specified "keyword" matches 1: 1 with an existing "keyword", it will be displayed first. All other cited keywords are sorted by relevance. The longer the keyword (as part of the keyword) is, or the less it matches, the less relevant it is and therefore it is further down. Of course, this can be "many" keywords.
Synonyms are set for almost all keywords. At the keyword fermentation There is, among other things, fermentation, fermentation, fermentation, fermentation, fermentation, fermentation, fermentation, fermentation, fermentation, fermentation products, open fermentation and more. If the "keyword" does not match a keyword, but 1: 1 with a synonym, the corresponding keyword also displayed first.
In practice, some frequently asked questions that have been asked by the users of the wine glossary in the past exactly in this or a similar form and therefore keywords have been created:
More than 250 questions in similar form with references to the keywords with the answers can be found on the glossary homepage under the block "Have you ever wondered?".
Also on the start page in the block "The wine question of the day" over 500 questions in the multiple-choice procedure are provided. After the answer, the correct solution and keyword are displayed. It is possible to select any number of additional questions by clicking Next. Three examples:
What is the botanical name for the fungal disease introduced from America in the 19th century? Powdery mildew, which is also often used in this form in trade publications?
What means according to EU-wide regulation residual sugar of or a maximum of 18 g / l in the wine?
What kind of grape varietal is the French white wine chablis (Burgundy) pressed?
For a larger number of related terms, 60 so-called topic portals have been created, listing all relevant keywords of the topic. These are listed with charts on the glossary home page. With these six you can get a good overview of the Weinglossar content: winemaking. wine law. Weingenuss. label. vine and Weingarten Care,
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