Wine Term Pronunciations

Even those in the wine industry are subject to the occasional mispronunciation when it comes to wine terminology. How could we not be when something that looks like it should be pronounced terror is actually pronounced teh-rwahr(terroir)? In any event, we’ve gathered some of the most tongue twisting words in the wine world to hopefully make things a little easier for you next time you are out at dinner ordering our Méthode Champenoise Brut Cuvée sparkling wine from a sommelier.

Petite Sirah: peh-TEET sih-RAH

Viognier: vee-oh-NYAYchatter

Cuvée: koo-VAY

Syrah: sih-RAH

Terroir: teh-RWAHR

Grenache: gren-NOSH

Rosé: roh-ZAY

Roussanne: roo-SAHN

Coquard: coh-CARD

Merlot: mer-LOH

Les Galets: lay-gal-LAY

Domaine: doh-MAYN

La Coupelle: lah-coo-PELL

Cabernet Sauvignon: ka-behr-NAY-so-vihn-YOHN

Pinot Blanc: PEE-noh-BLAHNK

Sommelier: soh-me-LYAY

Pinot Gris: PEE-noh-GREE

Grenache Blanc: gren-NOSH-BLAHNK

Brut de Noirs: brewt-deh-NWAHR

Cabernet Franc: ka-behr-NAY-FRAHNK

Sauvignon Blanc: SOH-vihn-yohn-BLAHNK

Méthode Champenoise: may-tohd sha-pen-WAZ

Brut de Blancs: brewt-deh-BLAHNK

La Colline: lah-coal-LEAN

Pinot Noir: PEE-noh NWAHR

Chardonnay: shar-doh-NAY

Mourvèdre: moor-VAY-druh

Tempranillo: temp-prah-NEE-yoh

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