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Castilla La Mancha

 cas-ti-ya la man-cha
A delimited wine region in central Spain

Charentais Alembic

 shar-ren-tay a-lem-bik
French: A copper still in traditional Charente design

Charente

 shar-rente
French: A delimited grape producing region in southwest France

Château Bagnolet

 cha-toe de ban-o-lay
French: The 18th century mansion in Cognac, owned by Hennessy

Château Cheval Blanc

 Shot-toe Shev-al Blawn
French: One of only two "Grand Cru Classe-A" properties in Saint-Émilion, in the Bordeaux wine region of France.

Château d'Yquem

 cha-toe dee-kem
French: The world's most famous sweet, late-harvest wine, a Premier Cru Superieur property from the Sauternes

Cheval des Andes

 cheve-al days andys
Famed Argentinian wine property in Mendoza grape-growing region

Chouilly

 shoo-yee
Grand Cru village located in the Côte des Blancs subregion of Champagne.

Cinsault

 San-so
French: A noble red wine grape, originally from southern France, also grown worldwide

Claret

 clare-et
Term to describe red wine from Bordeaux, originally employed in Great Britain's wine trade. Also used as the name for Newton Vineyard's Red Label Claret.

Clos d'Ambonnay

 klo dam-bon-ay
Single vineyard bottling of Krug Champagne. A Blanc de noirs Champagne, made entirely of Pinot Noir from a single 0.685 hectares vineyard in Ambonnay.

Clos du Mesnil

 klo dew may-neel
Krug Clos du Mesnil, a very rare Champagne, showcases the unique character of a single plot of Chardonnay, harvested in a single year.

Coa

 co-wa
Tequila term. A coa, also known as a "coa de jima" is a specialized tool for harvesting agaves.

Colombard

 ka-loam-bar
Grape that was used widely in distillation of Cognac but now only makes up a small percentage of the grapes used. It can also be found in Armagnac.

Condrieu

 con dre-uh
Appellation in Rhone Valley

Consejo Regulador

 con-say-o reg-u-la-door
Spanish wine regulatory body for delimited wine region

Corryvreckan

 corry-vreck-an
Ardbeg Corryvreckan is named after Europe’s largest whirlpool which lies off the coast of Islay and is celebrated in Celtic mystery and legend. The single malt scotch is predominately matured in French oak casks on Islay.

Cote de Bars

 coat de bar
Sub region in French Champagne district, in the Aube

Cote de Beaune

 coat de bone
A world-famous wine growing area within France's Burgundy region, one half of the Cote d'Or.

Cote de Nuits

 coat de new-ee
A world-famous wine growing area in France's Burgundy region, the other half of the Cote d'Or

Cote de Sezanne

 coat de say-zahn
One of five delimited sub-regions in France's Champagne AOC

Cote des Blancs

 Coat day Blawn
One of five delimited sub-regions in France's Champagne AOC

Cote Rotie

 coat row-tee
A world famous wine appellation in France's Rhone Valley

Crianza

 cree an-zah
Spanish: meaning a wine is vintage dated on release.

Cristalino

 chris-tah-lee-know
A añejo tequila that has had the color filtered out.

Cru Bourgeois

 crew boar-jwaa
In the Medoc, a specific classification for wine not in the 1855 rankings

Cuvée

 Kew-vay
French: A special blend or "batch" of wine, still or sparkling