Ordering wine

Mar 20th, 2005, 01:56 PM
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Ordering wine

How do you say "House Red" and "House White" in French?
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Mar 20th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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I would just say "un vin rouge, s'il vous plait" or "un vin blanc, s'il vous plait". If that gets any kind of question back in response, then say "vin de table, vin ordinaire".

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Mar 20th, 2005, 02:07 PM
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are you ordering a bottle or a glass?
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Mar 20th, 2005, 02:11 PM
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Patrick's point is well taken. I assumed a bottle (or a "carafe") os "pichet" (litle pitcher).

For a glass, it would be "une verre de vin rouge, s'il vous plait".

Note that I typed out s'il vous plait a total of four times now. It is the more important thing to remember of everything I have proposed.
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Mar 20th, 2005, 02:25 PM
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Whoops! "verre" is one of those words that "looks like" it should be feminine, to me! The correct article is un verre.
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Mar 20th, 2005, 02:35 PM
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If you're ordering by the glass in a café for instance you can simplify it even further -

<<Un verre rouge/blanc/rose s-v-p>> will elicit a glass or house red/white or rose.

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Mar 20th, 2005, 02:54 PM
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Hi ss,

The house wine, usually "vin ordinaire", is "vin de la maison" - rouge, red or blanc (blan), white.



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