Top 10 difficult wine names

28th November, 2016 by Lucy Jenkins

Grüner-Veltliner

gruner-veltliner

We’ve heard all permutations of Austria’s beloved white grape, (with some people venturing that it sounded like a fancy kind of writing pen).

Made of pepper and spice and all things nice, Grüner-Veltliner is making a shy venture onto some Hong Kong’s wine lists but hasn’t had quite the (well deserved) fanfare that it’s received in England – yet.

How to pronounce: grew-ner velt-leener 

3 Responses to “Top 10 difficult wine names”

  1. Ewan Murray says:

    Call me pedantic … and many do 😉 … but personally I’d go for:
    bear-un-ouse-ley-seh
    trocken-bear-un-ouse-ley-seh
    shpate-boorg-oonder
    geh-vuertz-trah-mee-ner

  2. Okay, so how do we pronounce, “Naoussa?”

  3. Christophe Mercier says:

    Difficult exercise by Lucy Jenkins, I guess…

    Try to type in Bourgeuil in Google Translate, make sure you translate from French, click on the audio button, and you’ll get the right sound.

    Not being a native English speaker, I am not sure how to pronounce “bor-guhy”… so I typed it in Google Translate, picked English, then clicked on the audio button…. and had a good laugh!

    Where has the phonetic alphabet gone? Not taught in schools anymore, oh well, thanks to Google Translate, there is no need for it anymore!

    Merci Lucy (for the good laugh!)

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