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Paradis

 pear-rah-dee
Ultimate expression of blender's art from Hennessy Cognac.

Pauillac

 poy-yack
Esteemed appellation in France's Medoc wine region near Bordeaux.

Perdriel

 Pear-Dree-El
Located south of Mendoza at the foot of the Andes Mountains, this is small sub-region that primarily focuses on Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Petit Cheval

 puh-tee shuh-val
2nd wine of Château Cheval Blanc in France's St. Emilion appellation.

Pinot Meunier

 pee-no mun-yay
French red noble grape, used in blending Champagne, most notably.

Plafond limite de classement

 pla-fon lee-me-tay de class-menh
French: Maximum grape yield permitted in given appellation or district.

Poignettage

 pu-ain-ne-uh-taj
French: Final bottle shaking process before corking Champagne.

Ponsardin

 pon-sar-dahn
The maiden name of Veuve Clicquot: Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin

Puisieulx

 pue-e-zee-yuh
Grand Cru village in the Montagne de Reims subregion of Champagne. The village is just outside of Reims.

Pupitre

 peau-pea-tah
Literal translation from French is "desk". This is the riddling rack used in the Champagne making process to move the spent yeast cells into the neck of the bottle in preparation for disgorgment. This process was invented and mastered by the widow Clicquot.