MarkDaSpark


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Well, did a search but didn't see anything about this, so I thought this might be something handy for everyone, especially those who buy/receive a wine from Europe.

Feel free to add others.


Basic overall:

Wine Label Decoder from Wine Lovers page (recommended by CellarTracker).

How To Read a Wine Label from About.com, includes some more areas.


German Wines:

How to Read a German Wine Label

German Wines 101 labels

Vinonet



French wine:

Introduction to French Wine Labels 101 Good examples.



Italian wine:

How to Read Italian Wine Labels



Spanish wine:

How to Read Spanish Wine Labels

Vinolist's How to Read a Spanish Wine Label Good examples which you can click on to see labels better.



Argentinian wine:

Vinolist's Argentinian read a label 5th largest wine producer worldwide.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

ddeuddeg


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Now if only I could pronounce those French names, I could order the wine I want without the sommelier laughing up his sleeve at me.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


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tiger7610


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ddeuddeg wrote:Now if only I could pronounce those French names, I could order the wine I want without the sommelier laughing up his sleeve at me.



But your wife speaks french, couldnt you ask her to order for you?

ddeuddeg


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tiger7610 wrote:But your wife speaks french, couldnt you ask her to order for you?

Mais oui!

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


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kylemittskus


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Excellent thread Sparky!

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen