EDITORIAL REVIEWS BOOKLIST Many oenophiles find themselves stumped when it comes to proper pronunciation of names of even familiar wines. How to Pronounce French, German, and Italian Wine Names offers a simple approach to this problem. Bellucci's carefully crafted pronunciations are easy to follow, and only the strictest linguists will quibble with her results. Her phonetic approaches to French's accents and uniquely pronounced consonants give good approximations of the originals, and she has helpful suggestions for dealing with German's umlauts. Although not noted in the book's title, there are tables of Spanish and Portuguese wine words as well. The comprehensive lists of chateaus, personal names, and grape varieties make this a very helpful addition to any reference collection of books on wine. Mark Knoblauch Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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WINE SPECTATOR.COM "A new book may help...Its goal is not to teach you the languages comprehensively, but simply to make you more confident the next time you order wine at a restaurant or ask a retailer for a certain bottle." -Dana Nigro
AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL "Perfect for a waiter or sommelier needing a refresher course on pronunciations of wines, for an executive throwing a dinner party, or for those interested in knowing everything there is to know about wine...This book will be ideal in the libraries of the wine connoisseur, restaurateur, or world traveler." -Shannon Hysell
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.an incredible compendium of wine titles that helps anyone pronounce even the most complicated vintage
The gift of enunciation is a most unique and delightful gift. Bravo!" -Candy Lesher
KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS "Feeling incorrect? This book tells how to pronounce more than 15,000 wine names Spatlese [shpayt-lay-za], a style of riesling." -Fred Tasker
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people concerned about the correct pronunciation of foreign wine terms will find this an indispensable guide. Just about every wine book that comes out these days promises a fresh approach to the subject, but most are monotonously alike
Every once in a while, I come across a wine book that has something new to say, or at least a new way of saying it." -T.J. Foderaro
HOUSTON CHRONICLE "Even if you know wine, do these names flow as effortlessly off your tongue as a vintage port into a decanter? Ycoden-Daute-Isora, Sforzato, Auxerrois and (gulp) Königsschaffhauser Steingrüble? Finally, a guide for the linguistically challenged (which includes me)." -Michael Lonsford
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SWIRL WINE NEWS "Your last high school French class was just a few (ahem) years ago; you never even took Italian or German. And yet, you wish to impeccably pronounce a wines name (like Trockenbeerenauslese, perhaps) when youre ordering a bottle for your Valentines dinner. What to do? Get yourself a copy of Diana Belluccis How To Pronounce French, German, and Italian Wine Names." -Arlene Wszalek
COLORADO WINE NEWS "This book is a lifesaver. Its simple pronunciation rules and multitude of examples mean you can say wine names with confidence even if you dont speak French, German, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese. Now you need not fear ordering or discussing any wine your heart or palate fancies." -Harold J. Baer, Jr.
ITALIAN WINE MERCHANTS NEWSLETTER "Its fairly easy to stumble on the names of Italian wines and regions, especially after a few glasses. Heres a guide that will help you untie your tongue as you explore the world of wines. You wont learn the language, but you will be able to ask for the wine by name."