Wine moments and places

The story of the bottle

Provençale’, ‘Rhodanienne’, ‘Bourguignonne’, ‘Ligérienne’: each one has a specific weight, shape and name depending on the region it comes from… We are of course talking about the wine bottle! The bottle has enabled increasing mastery of wine over the centuries. It has led to an improvement in the preservation and, as a result, the quality of wines.

Three French terms you should know to shine during tasting sessions

“Il a une belle robe, il est gouleyant, il a de la cuisse”. Coluche’s line in the film L’Aile ou la Cuisse (The Wing or the Thigh) has become a well-known phrase. But what does ‘gouleyant’ mean? And what is the ‘cuisse’ and the ‘robe’ of a wine? There is no shortage of adjectives to choose from when talking about wine. Maison Gabriel Meffre throws a little light on the tricky language of wine tasting.

Our Winery on international markets: Destination Asia!

Our Winery has been in business with Asia—a multi-market region—for many years now. China, Japan and Southeast Asia are the three main export centres for rolling out our Rhone Valley wines across this vast continent. When you work on international markets, we feel it’s important to adopt an international mindset. That’s why we make a concerted effort to learn about the culture of each export country and champion an open, personable approach in our dealings with local buyers.

Rosé, a toast to sunny days

Savoured in the garden after work, shared with friends dining alfresco or sipped picnicking by the waterside, rosé is the perfect companion to long summer days. Which is why Gabriel Meffre has always championed this style of wine that has not always been given the credibility it deserves. Our Cuvée Amoureuse—the ideal fine-dining rosé—is the purest expression of what a rosé should be.