Question from Russ: I am unable to find a website that has a pronuciation link for French wine labels. For instance, how do you pronounce Echezeaux?
Reply: Hi, Russ! Thanks for writing! I think we all “feel your pain” I’m sure that the French will forgive us for our mispronunciations, just as we forgive theirs. And, sometimes we have fun with it, for instance, pronouncing Lynch-Bages as “lunch bags” on purpose!
Personally, I’d feel kind of pretentious pronouncing Chateau Mouton-Rothschild the way Berry Bros and Rudd does on this page, but it’s correct. In ‘Mercan it comes out moo-tawn roths-child As far as I can tell, they only help with Bordeaux pronunciations, so they don’t have Echezeaux or any other Burgundy wines. I found a site with French pronunciation, in general, that might help. We usually just say: esh-eh-zoh (accent on first syllable) and hope it’s not too far off. Just say it really fast and slightly nasal and it will be very convincing No matter how you say it, YUMMMM!!! Do you have some? Care to share???
Can anyone help Russ? Merci beaucoup (mercy buckets)! Santé