HOW TO PRONOUNCE OBSCURE WINE NAMES

  1. Carignane
    Karen-yawn. My mom says, "like a really boring woman"
  2. Viognier
    Vee-oh-nyay
  3. Petit Verdot
    Some wine folks do pronounce the "t" at the end of petit, even though in French it's silent. So, peh-tee vair-doh is correct but you'll still hear peh-teet too
  4. Gewürztraminer
    Geh-vertz-trah-mean-er, commonly just called "geh-vertz"
  5. Syrah/Shiraz
    If it's written Syrah, say "sir-ah". If it's written Shiraz, say "shuh-razz". Do not mix and match.
  6. Pinot Meunier
    Pee-noh moon-YAY