How to Order
Wine in French

Wine is a mainstay of French culture. It’s served both at lunch and at dinner – paired according to the meal – and is discussed with great pride and affection. For travelers, trying new wines offers a taste of the local terroir as well as an appreciation of the deeply rooted traditions of everyday french life. 

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Ordering Wine in France

On your trip to France, why not order wine as the locals do? Just follow these key words and phrases.

un verre (pronunciation: ang vehr) A glass

une bouteille (pronunciation: ewn bootehy) A bottle

de vin (pronunciation: de vang) Wine

rouge / blanc / rosé  (pronunciation: rooz / blahng / ro-zay) red / white / rosé

s’il vous plaît (pronunciation: seel-voo-pleh) please

merci (pronunciation: mehrsee) thank you

L’addition, s’il vous plaît. I’d like to pay.

Une bouteille de vin rouge, s’il vous plaît. A bottle of red wine, please.

Un verre de vin blanc, s’il vous plaît. A glass of white wine, please.

Un verre de champagne, s’il vous plaît. A glass of champagne, please.