Wine and food pairing

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.