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Eaux-de-vie

 oh de vee
French expression meaning "water of life". When distilling a fruit-based spirit, the clear, colorless fruit brandy is known as eaux-de-vie.

Echelle des crus

 eh-shell day crew
In Champagne, system by which grape crops are ranked and priced based on harvest quality and where they are grown.

Entre Deux Mers

 en-tra deh mair
Winegrowing region just east of Bordeaux, France.

Epernay

 ay-pear-nay
One of two "capital" cities in France's Champagne region, the other being the town of Reims.

Epernay

 eh-pear-nay
After Reims, Èpernay is the other major population center in the Champagne region. Located in the Marne department it is home to many Champagne houses, including Moët & Chandon.

étoile

 ay-towl
"étoile" French. Translates as "star". Also the brand name of the premium sparkling wine from Chandon in Napa, California.