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How to Pronounce Riesling, Sangiovese and 20 Other Tricky Wine Names

09/17/2014 10:26am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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If you walk into BevMo and have trouble pronouncing 90 percent of the wine in there, you're definitely not alone.

Even if you listen to an insane amount of Rick Ross and Drake, and feel like a champ for being able to pronounce wine like "Rosé," let's see how strong you feel trying to pronounce "Gewürztraminer" or "Montepulciano d'Abruzzo."

The wine game is serious as there are French, Italian and even German pronunciations that can get you stuck in the liquor aisle for a good 20 minutes. Get down these names and you will no longer feel sheepish while staring at a bottle of "Sangiovese." Or you can just get crazy drunk and totally mispronounce them anyway.

Either way, here's the guide to pronouncing 22 types of wine: