Essentially the same as vin de table. Meaning "ordinary" or everyday wine. In France as well as other parts of Europe, wine is a staple, consumed at nearly every lunch and dinner. Wine made for this purpose is simple and unpretentious. It is not necessarily bad, but it never aspires to the greatness or ageing ability of some quality wines, which are prized and generally reserved for special occasions. Sometimes used in a pejorative sense.