You are using an old browser that may not function as expected.
For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member


Procedure for verifying compliance with certain quality standards for products and services and their respective manufacturing processes. After a successful inspection, a certificate is awarded, often for a limited period of time. This certifies that a company has a standardised quality management system and a so-called "quality manual", in which the steps necessary for reproducible and verifiable product quality are described. The company to be certified describes which steps in (planning and) production are used to ensure the quality of the company's products in a traceable manner. This process is checked in a so-called "auditing" by a publicly recognised expert institution (e.g. TüV). The process also includes regular internal audits by our own employees and regular external audits by the institution that issued the certificate.

Voices of our members

Thorsten Rahn

The Wine lexicon helps me to keep up to date and refresh my knowledge. Thank you for this Lexicon that will never end in terms of topicality! That's what makes it so exciting to come back often.

Thorsten Rahn
Restaurantleiter, Sommelier, Weindozent und Autor; Dresden

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,427 Keywords · 47,031 Synonyms · 5,321 Translations · 31,760 Pronunciations · 207,670 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon