The wine glossary from Wein-Plus is the world's largest online knowledge database on the subject of wine. It is structured like a classic lexicon and consists of keywords (terms) and entries (texts) that explain these keywords. Descriptions of around 1,700 are included varieties, over 2,000 wineries, well over 10,000 different vineyard, wine and vinification terms, around 100 wine producing countries with their viticultural 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 around 800 keywords at that time, it has grown by around 30 times. The glossary is a “living” work, because users' information is constantly taken into account, which means that it is adapted to their requirements.
There are around 23,000 keywords with z. T. very detailed texts. These contain over 150,000 cross-references (hyperlinks) to other keywords - these are highlighted in red text. In addition there are over 48,000 Synonyms (Alias terms) created. This means that 71,000 terms lead to one hit. In print, this would result in over 4,500 pages in A4 format with plain text. However, since at least 3,000 keywords contain at least one image / graphic, because "Images say more than 1,000 words", it is around 6,000 pages.
With a wine lexicon of this size, the question is inevitably how to find the information you want most quickly. There are basically two options:
1) Clicking 0-9 or a 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 the total number is also shown. Now it can be determined whether there is a desired keyword or a similar one. However, this can be complex because many letters have well over 1,000 keywords. If a certain word cannot be found under C, 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 characters have to be taken into account. These are dots, lines, ticks, arcs or circles that indicate a different pronunciation or emphasis and that are above or below the letter. Diacritical marks 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" also "n" or instead of "ç" also "c" is sufficient. This also applies to the "ß" and umlauts - also with "units of measure" units, with "oldest wines" oldest wines and with "great location" Great location found. Likewise, there is no need to pay attention to upper / lower case, hyphens and blanks. In addition, smaller spelling mistakes are tolerated, with "Eziehungsfom" "Erziehungsform" is found.
If the specified "search word" matches 1: 1 with an existing "keyword", it will be displayed first. All other keywords listed are sorted by relevance. The longer the keyword (which contains the search word as part) or the less it matches, the less relevant it is and is therefore below. Of course, this can be "many" keywords.
Almost all keywords have synonyms. By cue fermentation there are, among other things, fermentation, fermentation, start of fermentation, fermentation method, fermentation process, fermentation process, fermentation tank, fermentation stop, fermentation time, fermentation products, open fermentation and much more. If the "search word" does not match a keyword but 1: 1 with a synonym, the corresponding keyword becomes also displayed first.
From practice, now some frequently asked questions that have been asked by the users of the wine glossary in the past in this or a similar form and therefore keywords have been created:
There are more than 250 similar questions with references to the keywords with the answers on the glossary homepage under the block "Have you ever asked yourself?".
Also on the start page in the block “The Wine Question of the Day” over 500 questions are asked in the multiple choice process. After the answer, the correct solution and the corresponding keyword will be displayed. It is possible to select any number of further questions by clicking further. 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 specialist publications?
What does one mean according to EU-wide regulation residual sugar of or a maximum of 18 g / l in taste in wine?
Which grape variety is pure French white wine chablis (Burgundy) pressed?
For a larger number of related or related terms, 60 so-called topic portals were created, where all relevant keywords of the topic are listed. These are shown with diagrams on the glossary homepage. With these six you can get a good overview of the wine glossary content: winemaking. wine law. Weingenuss. label. vine and Weingarten Care,
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