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An A-Z Glossary of Wine Type Pronunciation

Posted August 25th, 2010 | 0 Comments

Unless you speak a wide variety of languages, it's not surprising that some of us have struggled with the pronunciation of a Gewürztraminer or Spätlese. Thankfully Inter Wine came to the rescue with this A-Z glossary of the pronunciation of wines of the world.

WinePronunciation
AmaroneAh-ma-ROH-nay
AmontilladoAh-mone-tee-YAH-doe
BarbarescoBar-bar-ESS-coh
BarberaBar-BEAR-ah
BaroloBar-OH-lo
BeaujolaisBo-jho-LAY
Beaujolais NouveauBo-jho-LAY New-VOH
Beaujolais-VillagesBo-jho-LAY Vih-lahzh
BeauneBone
Blanc de BlancsBlahN du BlahN
BordeauxBore-DOH
BourgogneBoor-GON-yeh
Brunello Di MontalcinoBrew-NELL-oh dee Mon-tahl-CHEE-no
BrutBroot
BurgundyBURR-gun-dee
Cabernet FrancCab-air-nay FrahN
Cabernet SauvignonCab-air-nay So-veen-yawN
CaveCahv
ChablisSha-BLEE
ChampagneSham-pane
ChardonnayShar-doe-NAY
Chateauneuf-du-PapeShah-toe-nuff-duh pahp
Chenin BlancShay-naN BlaN
Chiantikey-AHN-tee
Chianti ClassicoKey-AHN-tee Class-ee-ko
Chianti Classico RiservaKey-AHN-tee Class-ee-ko Re-ser-va
Cinsaut/ CinsaultSaN-so
ColheitaKohl-AY-ta
ColombardCole-um-bar
CosechaKoh-SAY-cha
Côte RôtieCoat Row-tee
Côte de NuitsCoat duh Nwee
Côtes-du-RhôneCoat duh Rone
CrianzaCree-AHN-za
CruCrew
CuvéeCoo-vay
Demi-secDeh-mee-seck
DolcettoDohl-CHET-toh
EisweinICE-wine
FinoFEE-noh
Fumé BlancFOO-may- BlahN
GamayGam-may
GarnachaGar-NAH-cha
GewürztraminerGeh-VERTZ-trah-mee-nur
GrenacheGren-AHSH
JerezHair-eth
KabinettKah-bee-NET
LanguedocLahn-geh-dawk
LoireLwahr
MâconMah-coN
ManzanillaMahn-than-NEE-ya
MargauxMahr-goe
MeritageMARE-eh-tedge
MerlotMer-low
MeursaultMuhr-soe
MontrachetMon-rah shay
MusignyMoo-see-nyee
NebbioloNay-BYOH-low
PauillacPaw-yack
Petite SirahPeh-TEET Sih-RAH
PiemontePee-eh-MAWN-tay
Pinot BlancPee-noe BlahN
Pinot GrigioPee-noe Gree-joe
Pinot GrisPee-noe GREE
Pinot MeunierPee-noe Mehr-n'yay
Pinot NoirPee-noe Nwahr
Pouilly-FuisséPoo-yee Fwee-SAY
Pouilly-FuméPoo-yee Foo-MAY
Puligny-MontrachetPoo-lee-nyee mon-rah-shay
RieslingREES-ling
RiojaRee-OH-ha
Saint-EmilionSan'Tay-meel-yon
SancerreSahn-sair
SauternesSaw-tairn
SangioveseSan-geeo-VEHS-eh
Sauvignon BlancSO-vin-yon Blahnk
SémillonSeh-mee-yohn
ShirazSHEER-oz
SoaveSo-ah-vay
SyrahSih-RAH
SpätleseSHPATE-lay-zuh
TempranilloTemp-rah-NEE-yoh
TrebbianoTreb-bee-AH-no
TrockenbeerenausleseTROCK-en-BEHR-en-OWS-lay-zeh
ValpolicellaVal-poh-lee-t'chell-ah
VerdicchioVehr-dee-kee-oh
Vinho VerdeVeen-yoh vair-day

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