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OK...how is Viognier pronounced?

by TimMc » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:03 pm

I have heard numerous derivations....can you help me out?
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Re: OK...how is Viognier pronounced?

by Victorwine » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:17 pm

Hi Tim,
vee-on-yeah

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Re: OK...how is Viognier pronounced?

by Gary Barlettano » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:21 pm

TimMc wrote:I have heard numerous derivations....can you help me out?


The "gn" in "viognier" is pronounced like the "gn" in "lasagne."

I would suggest then"vee-oh-nyay," whereby I would pronounce the "n" with my tongue against the palate, i.e. palatalize it.
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Re: OK...how is Viognier pronounced?

by Victorwine » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:32 pm

Thanks Gary.

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Re: OK...how is Viognier pronounced?

by TimMc » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:36 pm

Vee-oh-nyay.

OK.

Got it.

Thanks, Guys. :)


You don't know how many times I've been corrected [even though I pronounced it like you say] every time I recommend this wine to friends and aquaintances.

I even got "corrected" by my wine server at a restaurant. Apparently, I was right.




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Re: OK...how is Viognier pronounced?

by John Treder » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:08 pm

You mean the wine server wanted to say, vy-OGG-neer?
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Re: OK...how is Viognier pronounced?

by TimMc » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:50 pm

TBH, I don't remember.

But I do remember he corrected my pronounciation.

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