I am out of commission for a couple of weeks, due to hand surgery. Here's a look at some wine pronunciations taken from the Americas Wine Trail site http://americaswinetrails.com, with explanations and pictures.
These are just a few of those frustrating wine, grape, and regional names, and some info about them. Practice so that you can amaze your friends with next time you go wine-tasting ; )
|Beaujolais Wine Region|
Refers to a French wine region, and a red wine. from there.
A city and wine region in France, and a red wine made there.
American grape, usually yields a pink wine.
French-American hybrid grape that crafts into a red wine.
From the German-speaking region of northern Italy, it is of the Traminer family.
|Glass of Merlot|
Merlot [mehr-LOH; mer-LOH]
An Old French word for blackbird. An excellent wine grape for blending and for crafting alone.
A mutant clone of the Pinot Noir grape, gris means grey in French.Rioja [ree-oh-hah]
Wines from the Northern region of Spain.
|Glass of Sangiovese Win|
French wine grape from the Rhone Valley.
There are plenty more to learn or review at
Now, have a glass of wine for me and