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We've Been Pronouncing 'Moet' Wrong

Just in case you didn't "know it", the correct pronunciation is "Moet".

Oui, c'est important - because if Aussies are going to drink the French drop in copious amounts, we need to know how to say it.

There seem to be two groups in Australia - those who say "Moet" rhyming with "showy", and the others who say "Moet" like "poet".

So, it's the latter.

As Moet & Chandon's Chef de Cave, (that's chief winemaker) was in Sydney to launch his newest masterpiece, Grand Vintage Rose 2006, he was more than happy to clear-up pronunciation issue.

Benoit Gouez explained that the family behind the luxury French brand if of Dutch origins, hence the pronunciation.

Considering Australia is the sixth biggest market for Moet, it's important when sipping the bubbly stuff to say it correctly.

Celebrities including including Jesinta Campbell, Marta Dusseldorp and Anna Heinrich seemed more than happy to try Gouez's latest gorgeous pink bubbles on Wednesday night.

Just like many of the celebs at the swish do in Sydney, Gouez describes Grand Vintage Rose 2006 as "pretty, pink, fruity and seductive".

And as all champagne connoisseurs know, the reason why a wine gets the "vintage" label is when it comes from a single harvest, reflecting the flavours of a single, remarkable year.

So while Gouez describes the 2006 season as "difficult" it ended up being remarkable.

"There was a heat wave in July, wet in August, but dry and windy in September and it resulted in the perfect harvest," he remembers.

He says as a winemaker it's a big call to label a champagne "Vintage" but his 2006 drop lives up to it.

Chin chin to that.

AAP

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