The German wine expert Marcus "Sam" Hofschuster (*1968) is today one of the most renowned wine critics in Germany and Europe. His passion for German wine was awakened at the end of the 1980s. During his time as a wine merchant, he was already a committed supporter of top German wines. It was then that the idea of a comprehensive guide to the best German wines was born (at that time still online and in book form, now only online). Little by little other countries followed.
Today Marcus Hofschuster and his colleagues taste and evaluate wines on a daily basis. From the beginning, this has been done exclusively in the form of blind tastings in the wein.plus tasting room in Erlangen (Middle Franconia, Bavaria).