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Wine Pronunciation

Wine Pronunciation Guide
Published byCoastalLiving.com

Here’s a phonetic breakdown of popular wines, grapes, and wine terms so you can chat up the Sommelier [sum-muhl-YAY] next time you’re out for a nice dinner. And for me, sometimes I just don’t pronounce my wine correctly. Like Pinot Gris..it comes out like noir…wrong!

Armagnanc [ahr-mahn-YAK]
Barbera [bar-BEH-rah]
Beaujolais [boh-zhuh-LAY]
Bordeaux [bohr-DOH]
Brut [BROOT]
Cabernet Franc [KA-behr-nay FRAHN (FRAHNGH)]
Cabernet Sauvignon [ka-behr-NAY so vihn-YOHN (soh-vee-NYAWN)]
Chablis [sha-BLEE; shah-BLEE]
Chardonnay [shar-dn-AY; shar-doh-NAY]
Châteauneauf-du-Pape [shah-toh-nuhf-doo-PAHP]
Chenin Blanc [SHUH-ihn BLAHN (BLAHNGK)]
Colombard [KAHL-hm-bahrd (Fr. Kaw-lawn-BAHR)]
Côtes du Rhone [koht deu ROHN]
Cuvée [koo-VAY]
Fumé Blanc [FOO-may BLAHN; BLAHNGK]
Gewürztraminer [guh-vurts-TRAH-MEE-NER]
Grenache [gruh-NAHSH]
Kir [KEER]
Madeira [muh-DEER-uh]
Malbec [mahl-behk]
Merlot [mehr-LOH; mer-LOH]
Muscat [MUHS-kat; MUHS-kuht]
Petite Sirah; Petite Syrah [peh-TEET sih-RAH; peh-TEET see-RAH]
Pinot Blanc [PEE-noh BLAHN (BLAHNGK)]
Pinot Gris [PEE-noh GREE]
Pinot Noir [PEE-noh NWAHR]
Pouilly-Fuissé [poo-yee fwee-SAY]
Prosecco [praw-SEHK-koh; proh-SEHK-koh]
Riesling [REEZ-ling; REES-ling]
Rosé [roh-ZAY]
Sancerre [sahn-SEHR]
Sangiovese [san-joh-VAY-zeh; san-jaw-VAY-zeh]
Sauternes [soh-TEHRN]
Sauvignon Blanc [SOH-vihn-yohn BLAHN; SOH-vee-nyawn BLAHNGK]
Semillon [say-mee-YHON; she-mee-YOHN (Fr. Say-mee-YAWN)]
Syrah [see-RAH]
Viognier [vee-oh-NYAY]

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