If you’re German, there’s no doubt that you know exactly how to say that word. If you’re not German, you may not know how to say it and you might not even know what it is.
Well, I’ll tell you. It’s wine time again. And it’s wine time with California Wine Club, affectionately known as my monthly wine surprise.
I was quite surprised to find a Gewürztraminer in my box and had a couple of thoughts in my head.
1. How the heck do you actually say it?
I tried to say it the right away in my video. At least, I think it was the right way. Here’s how the internet says to pronounce it.
Are those schwa e’s I see in there?
So instead I asked my good friends at Merriam Webster to tell me how to pronounce it and they told me it’s pronounced like this (which after watching my video below, you will realize is clearly WRONG).
Now that THAT’S out of the way…
2. Do I really want to drink this wine?
I know gewürztraminer as more of a sweet, dessert wine.
Apparently, Merriam Webster disagreed with me again. (What is up with that?)
It said that this wine is “a light dry Alsatian white wine with a spicy bouquet.”
So I decided, it’s wine. I’ll drink. And here’s how it went down.
Want a monthly surprise too? Sign up for the California Wine Club. It is a club. You get a box of wine every month. Deal with it. And if that isn’t your thing, you can still scratch someone off your holiday list by looking at a gift membership.
I’ll even guarantee your membership. If you sign up for California Wine Club and you are not completely satisfied with a bottle of wine that you receive, you can send it to me and I will drink it for you. Guaranteed.
Remember to enjoy this festive season and drink responsibly!!
Disclosure: I received a shipment from California Wine Club for my review. Yeah, that’s right. I was paid in wine. But the opinions are all my own.