10 Popular Wines And How to Pronounce Them


I’ll Have What She’s Having

We’ve all been there. The classic “point at the menu” game. You’re at a restaurant, and because you’re a Bright Cellars member (obviously), you are looking for a new wine to try (proud of you)! But as soon as the server asks you for your drink order, you freeze up and scream “WINE!!!” at them. Or maybe you calmly just point to a name on the wine list. It’s up to you. To avoid ever experiencing this situation again, use this list 10 popular wines and how to pronounce them!

1. Cabernet Sauvignon: 

Ca-ber-nay So-vee-nyon

2. Chardonnay:


3. Malbec:


4. Merlot:


5. Pinot Grigio:

Pee-no Gree-gee-oh

6. Pinot Noir:

Pee-no New-wahr

7. Riesling:


8. Sauvignon Blanc:

So-vee-nyon Blahnk

9. Syrah:


10. Zinfandel:




Bright Cellars

Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

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