Elizabeth Gabay MW
Became an MW 1998
Based in France
Languages English, French
Based in south eastern France since 2002, I work extensively throughout southern France, around the Mediterranean and Central Europe, with a strong focus on rosé.
In January 2018 I published 'Rosé: Understanding the Pink Wine Revolution', a global overview of the history and styles of rosé.
In July 2022 I published my second book on rosé, co-written with my son Ben Bernheim, ‘Rosés of Southern France’ – a handbook highlighting the terroir, traditions and regional diversity of the rosés of southern France. Available on Amazon https://amzn.to/3RFvgU6 and in French Rosés du sud de la France. Now working on the next project on Pink Bubbles.
I write for a number of international publications including Decanter, Guildsomm, Sevenfifty, Meininger, Quench, The Buyer, Drinks Business, Sommelier India and Civilta del Bere.
I am a consultant for a number of rosé producers, and make a rosé "Sen" with Slovak winemaker Vladimir Magula.
I lecture at trade shows, conferences and wine events and I am an international judge.
Primary area(s) of work: Wine production, Communication
Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Author, Consultant, Educator, Journalism, Marketing, Marketing research, PR, Wine business strategy, Wine judge, Wine tourism, Winemaking
Wine styles: Champagne, Cremant, Natural, Orange wines, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Sweet wines
Wine region expertise: Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, France, Hungary, Hungary Tokaj, Israel, Italy, Languedoc, Liguria, Loire, Maremma, Piedmont, Provence, Rhone, Ribera del Duero, Romania, Roussillon, Sicily, Slovakia, South-West France, Tuscany
Market expertise: Europe, France, Hungary, Slovakia
Specialisms: Clones, Development of new vine varieties, Environmental impacts, Sustainability, Wine varieties, Rosé, Education, Events, History of wine, Marketing wine, PR, Training, Wine labels, Wine laws and regulations, Wine tourism, Wine judging