Most widely published journalist on Italian wine in German

Ever since his first published piece "Alternatives to Natural Cork" in the wine magazine Merum in autumn 1998, Steffen Maus has written numerous articles about wine travel, wine business, grape variety guides, and many other topics in the wine sector. You can taste wine and you can read about wine, but with Steffen Maus you can feel it and taste it even more intensely through the written word.

The publications and online magazines

Wein und Markt, Fraund Verlag,



Weinwirtschaft, Meininger Verlag,

Weinwelt, Meininger Verlag,

Corriere Vinicolo (UIV, Milano),

Further contributions have appeared in: Sommelier Magazine (Meininger Verlag), essen & trinken (Gruner + Jahr), Jacques' Weinjournal, Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz, Wine Industry Journal (Wine Titles, Australia), European Drinks Buyer (Crier, UK), Merum

The Wine Books

Italiens Weinwelten, Steffen Maus, (August 2017), publisher Piboox

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The first presentation of the book was at Prowein 2011, 27 March, and the book satisfied right away the ongoing curiosity of the wine trade in Germany and Europe. (384 pages, 26 x 20 cm hardcover, € 35). A gap in the world of wine literature is filled with the publication of a book about Italian wine and lifestyle, simply titled Italiens Weinwelten, written by Steffen Maus and photographed by Markus Bassler.

Italiens Weinwelten portrays the microcosms of these 27 extraordinary wine worlds - the environment in which the vines grow, how the grape varieties taste, and which progress the vintners have made over the last decade. Descriptive language and personal experience come to life in this approximately 380-page classic. Every chapter, (Tuscany, Piedmont and so on) begins with a piece on lifestyle portrayed through the regional culture, landscape, and food. The wines (Brunello di Montalcino, Barbera d'Asti and so on) are then featured in detail. Each chapter is completed by a brief summary of the missing wines and grape varieties so that it includes all the aspects worth knowing of each region.

Gault Millau wineguide Germany (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), Christian-Verlag

Conscientious and unbiased tasting of German wines has made Steffen Maus a long-term contributor to the Gault Millau Wine Guide Germany. As author of the chapter on the Baden region, his results have profound insights that are simple and enjoyable for the reader.

Wein, André Dominé, Ullmann/Tandem (2004, 2008), published in five languages

In this nearly 1000-page encyclopaedic wine world standard for both beginners and professionals, Steffen Maus was a major contributor to the chapter on Italy, the world's leading wine producer.

Die 100 besten Weingüter in der Toskana, Eichelmann/Maus (2003), Mondo

Tuscany has long been a second home for Steffen Maus so it is only natural that he has insider knowledge of all the current and future wine stars. As a Tuscan expert, he developed the book concept and wrote half of the vintner portraits for this leading guide to Tuscan wine producers.

Wine to follow

Etna Rosso - wines from vulcanic soils from the northern part of the vulcano Etna between the towns of Randazzo and Linguaglossa at 600 to 1000 meters above sea level. It's a fascinating part of Italian viticulture in an area that had more than 50000 acres of vineyards at the end of the 19th century. Today, there are less than 8000 acres left of the particular grape variety Nerello Mascalese. Watch out for vineyards like I Vigneri, Pasciopiscaro, Graci, Tenuta di Fessina oder Girolamo Russo! The vintage 2008 is the vintage of the decade and worth getting your hands on even for prices at Brunello and Barolo level!

Steffen Maus parla del Suo libro Italiens Weinwelten

Prowein March 2011

For those who understand Italian and like to know more about Aglianico del Vulture

Intervista Maus al Prowein 2010


You tube - Have fun drinking wine in moderation! Thought I might share this with you.

Italian man who went to Malta

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