Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Video: How to Pronounce German Wine - Simon Woods' Enhanced Version

Picture: The Speakers, including Christian G.E. Schiller

In 2011, the German Wine Institute produced a video entitled "How to Pronounce German Wine’. The purpose of the video is to assist non-German wine lovers to pronounce the most important terms of German wines correctly. I was part of the project.

From A - Z, a number of prominent - like wine maker Dirk Wuertz and DWI Boss Monika Reule - and less prominent speakers pronounce 3 dozens or so of key German wine terms, like Spaetlese, Qualitaetswein and Spaetburgunder. It starts with Ahr and ends with Württemberg, two of Germany's wine regions. I am the speaker for Grauburgunder and Rheingau.

I wrote about the video and put it on schiller-wine, when it came out: Confused by German Wine Terminology?

Here is the direct link to the video: How to Pronunce German Wine

Simon Woods' Enhanced Version of the Video

Now, the British wine writer Simon Woods has come out on his blog "Drinking Outside The Box" with an enhanced version of the video. Simon Woods: "Last year, the German Wine Institute came up with a video entitled ‘How to pronounce German Wine’ Commendable as it is, I thought it could be ‘enhanced’. Turn the bass up first…"

Since abandoning a career in computer systems design in 1988 to indulge his two hobbies, wine and writing, Simon Woods has been co-coordinator of the annual International Wine Challenge, a columnist for The Financial Times ‘The Business’ magazine, editor of the award-winning annual Which? Wine Guide and a contributor to numerous magazines.

Here is the Simon Woods' Enhanced Version of the Video: Wine Video – or should that be Wein video? A German Wine Pronunciation Guide

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