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Elizabeth Gabay MW

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 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