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Elizabeth Gabay MW

Elizabeth Gabay MW

Became an MW 1998

Based in France

Languages English, French


Based in southern France since 2002, I work extensively throughout southern France and I am the southern France contributor to the annual Hugh Johnson Pocket Guide, the Provence contributor for Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine and the Provence specialist for the Wine Scholar Guild. I also specialise in the wines of Hungary and Slovakia and am an ambassador the for the International competition Danube Wine Challenge.

In January 2018 I published 'Rosé: Understanding the Pink Wine Revolution' and specialise in rosés around the world as a writer, consultant and lecturer. I am president of the jury for the International Rosé Championship.

I write for a variety of magazines, both print and on-line including Decanter, Meininger, Imbibe and The Buyer. I give masterclasses at trade shows and at conferences for both trade and consumers.

Primary area(s) of work: Communication

Industry sector(s): Journalism, Author, Educator, Consultant, Wine judge

Wine styles: Natural, Sparkling wine, Sweet wines, Still white, Still red, Still rosé

Wine region expertise: Hungary Tokaj, Eastern Europe, France, Languedoc, Roussillon, Loire, South-West France, Ribera del Duero, Italy, Israel, Hungary, Slovakia, Provence, Maremma, Liguria

Market expertise: Europe, France, Eastern Europe

Specialisms: Wine varieties, Clones, Development of new vine varieties, Marketing wine, Events, Wine laws and regulations, Wine tourism, History of wine, Wine judging