There are many different types of grapes grown in Texas but how do you pronounce them? Here is a video showing how to pronounce common Texas grapes.
Throughout our travels of Texas wineries and the Texas wine industry, there have been quite a few names and words that are mispronounced and often we did not know how to correctly pronounce some words initially. Since we were not sure, we thought as a service to all Texas wine lovers, we would help you by showing the correct spellings and pronunciations of some words used in the Texas wine industry.
Here are some common misspellings we see:
- Messina Hoff. The correct spelling is Messina Hof with only one “f” in the word.
- Syrah and Petite Sirah. These are two different grapes and this is the correct spelling for both.
- Cinsault or Cinsaut. This grape is becoming very popular in Texas and lately the TTB, the federal organization who controls wine labels, only allows Cinsaut now.
Here is a video with common Texas wine mistakes and pronunciations of certain words including wineries. Watch for certain winery owner cameos.