One of my favorite parts of enjoying a
glass bottle of wine is that it can come from nearly any corner of the globe, from a local winery, a mass producer or a small family winery on the other side of the world. It is exciting to think about visiting each winery, experiencing the culture, meeting the people, feeling the place where this particular wine was created.
Of course, this international component also presents a challenge, especially for those like me that have no ability to learn any foreign language at all. Many languages, many regions, so how does one pronounce Gewürztraminer anyway? For the linguistically gifted this is probably nothing but a quick learning experience. However, for those of us that are a bit more challenged in the languages, the following link will be of use, either to quench your thirst for knowledge, or just to impress your friends.
How to Pronounce Wine Names: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-pronounce-wine-names.html
As for Gewürztraminer? geh VAIRTZ trah mee ner