How to Order
Wine in French

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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. 

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.

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