If you’ve recently spent time perusing the wine aisle of any respectable supermarket, chances are that you’ll have encountered the bold and beautiful Art Nouveau-style labels that are the hallmark of Les Dauphins.
The Les Dauphins brand is inspired by the early 1920s, a time when Paris was enjoying a glorious period of post-war decadence known as Les Années Folles (The Crazy Years!). Art, literature, cinema and music were thriving in France’s capital, drawing in the crème de la crème of artistic talent – James Joyce, Picasso, Dali and Ernest Hemingway all spent time in the city.
As we all know, if there’s one thing that these creative minds loved, it’s a drink; and so, a number of family winemakers from the Dauphiné region of the Rhône Valley joined forces and began to make ‘delicious wines that fuelled the creative revolution in bistros across Paris’. The Dauphiné supplied countless Parisian restaurants, and became extremely popular thanks to the exuberance and versatility of their wines, which paired beautifully with classic French bistro dishes.