The food world is a mispronunciation minefield, especially as dishes and ingredients from around the world become commonplace on more restaurant menus. SFoodie's "Don't Sound Like a Tool" series strives to keep you out of most trouble, but wine is where it gets complicated. With so many regions, appellations, and grape varietals, it's easy to stumble, particularly when serving or ordering a German Trockenbeerenauslese, or after a couple of bottles from Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige region.
Local wine consultant Melissa Lavrinc Smith hopes to change all that with the first and only audio app for wine pronunciation, the Enotria Guide for iPhone/iPod Touch. The cost: $2.99, available at the App Store.
At launch, there are 200 terms, initially covering France, Germany, and Italy, but with planned free updates in the future to include Spain and Austria. Some basics:More »