About / A Propos

Learn a little more about Emma and La Maison du Rire / Votre hôtesse Emma et La Maison du Rire

About / A Propos2023-06-19T13:47:13+00:00
emma kershaw


La Maison du Rire was created by me, Emma Kershaw to share my passion for the wines and the foods of the Languedoc-Roussillon. For years I have been teaching about wines and spirits to WSET Diploma level. I have worked with winemakers, wine professionals, chefs and restaurateurs teaching to all levels of wine knowledge, about wines from across the globe. Partnering wines and food is my speciality and I delight in sharing my extensive knowledge and enthusiasm with keen wine amateurs.

In 2008 I moved permanently to the Corbières where, with my husband Chris, we have lovingly renovated an old winery to create ‘La Maison du Rire’ (the house of laughter), a wine school with a difference. Here you will learn not only about the wines of this incredibly diverse region, but about the foods as well and how to prepare them. A region rich in history and gastronomy, food that comes from local products and producers, demonstrating the terroir and its people. At La Maison du Rire you can choose from a wine and food tasting on the wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon, a day of cookery and wine, or a bespoke wine event. If you would like a private tasting in your home with your friends I can come to you.

Wine and food are natural partners, and after many years of teaching I am convinced that the best way to teach and to learn is with a glass in one hand and a plate in another!

Life is too short to drink bad wine and not be laughing!

For more information contact me at emmagkershaw@gmail.com or

on 0033(0)6 46 48 59 57


Professional Qualifications:

WSET – Wines and Spirits Education Trust

– Levels 1 – 5

– Spirits levels 2 and 3

Thames Valley University Diploma in Hotel Management, Catering and Institutional Operations


La Maison du Rire a été créée par moi-même, Emma Kershaw, pour partager ma passion des vins et de la gastronomie du Languedoc-Roussillon. Depuis des années, j’enseigne sur les vins et spiritueux au niveau du diplôme WSET. J’ai travaillé avec des viticulteurs, des professionnels du vin, des chefs et des restaurateurs, enseignant à tous les niveaux de connaissances sur le vin et sur les vins du monde entier. L’accord des vins et de la gastronomie est ma spécialité et je me plaît à partager mes connaissances approfondies et son enthousiasme avec des amateurs passionnés de vin.

En 2008, je m’installe définitivement dans les Corbières où, avec mon mari Chris, nous avons rénové avec amour un ancien chai pour créer “La Maison du Rire”, une école du vin pas comme les autres. Ici, vous apprendrez à connaître non seulement les vins de cette région incroyablement diversifiée, mais aussi les plats et la façon de les préparer. Une région riche d’histoire et de gastronomie, une cuisine issue de produits et de producteurs locaux, exprimant le terroir et ses producteurs. A La Maison du Rire, vous avez le choix entre une dégustation œnogastronomique sur les vins du Languedoc-Roussillon, une journée cuisine et œnologie, ou un événement œnologique sur mesure. Si vous souhaitez une dégustation privée chez vous avec vos amis, je peux venir chez vous.

Le vin et la gastronomie sont des partenaires naturels et, riche d’années d’enseignement, je constate que la plus agréable façon d’enseigner et d’apprendre est un verre dans une main et une assiette de nourriture dans l’autre ! La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin et ne pas rire !


Qualifications professionnelles:

WSET – Wines and Spirits Education Trust

– Niveaux 1 – 5

– Spiritueux niveau 2 et 3

Université du Thames Valley Diplôme en Gestion Hôtelière, Restauration et Opérations Institutionnelles

Contactez Emma: emmagkershaw@gmail.com ou
au 06 46 48 59 57

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