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Here’s how the most common wine varieties are pronounced.

Amarone
ah-maw-row-nay
Barbaresco
Bahr-bahr-ESS-kow
Barolo
Bar-OH-lo
Beaujolais
boh jhoe lay
Bergamais
burr-gah-may
Bordeaux
bore-doe
Bordeaux Rouge
bore-doe-roo
Brise de Mer
breeze-deh-mair
Brouilly
brooh-ee
Cabernet
Kab-er-nay
Cabernet Sauvignon
cab-er-nay saw-vee-nyon
Chablis
shah-blee
Chat Dormant
shah door-mawn
Chateau Neuf du Pape
shah-tow nuf dew pahp
Chenin Blanc
shen-in blahnk
Chianti
Kee-AHN-tee
Constantia
con-stan-see-a
Coteau Royal
coat-oh roy-ahl
Colombard
call-om-ba
Gewürztraminer
Guh-VURTZ-trah-mean-er
Johannisberg Riesling
Yoh-HAHN-iss-berg REESE-ling
Liebfraumilch
Leeb-FROW-milk
Malbec
MALL-beck
Manoir Blanc
man-wahr blahnk
Medoc
may-dock
Merlot
Mer-LOW
Montepulciano
Mon-the-pull-CHAN-no
Moselle
mow-zel
Müller-Thurgau
Moo-Lehr TURR-gow
Petite Syrah
peh-teet-see-rah
Piesporter
Peas-pour-terr
Pinot Blanc
Pea-noh BLAHNK
Pinot Chardonnay
pee-noh-shar-doh-nay
Pinot Grigio
Pea-noh GREE-joe
Pinot Gris
pee-noh-gree
Pinot Noir
Pea-no NWAHR
Riesling
reese-ling
Rioja
Ree-OH-ha
Sangiovese
San-joe-VAY-zee
Sauvignon Blanc
So-vee-NYOHN BLAHNK
Sémillon
Say-me-YOHN
Shiraz
Shuh-RAZZ
Syrah
See-RAW
Trebbiano
Treb-Yah-no
Valpolicella
Vahl-poe-lee-CHELL-ah
Verdicchio
Vair-DEEK-yoh
Vieux Chateau du Roi
vyh-shah-tow-dew-rwah
Viognier
Vee-ohn-YAY
Zinfandel
ZIN-fan-dell

 


 

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