Channing Daughters Winemaker Chris Tracy on NPR Talking About Tongue Twister Wine

I’m drinking my coffee and eating my yogurt, and I hear a familiar voice on the radio spelling out the word blaufränkisch.

I’m drinking my coffee and eating my yogurt, and I hear a familiar voice on the radio spelling out the word blaufränkisch.

Why, it’s James Christopher Tracy, our own columnist, as a voice of authority for a story the Connecticut public radio station about wine.

(For those of us on the East End, sometimes the only way to get Morning Edition or All Things Considered is to reach across the Sound.)

The story centered on a recent Canadian study reported in Decanter magazine that says English speakers are more likely to buy wines with “tongue twisting” names.

In the story Tracy says he likes these wines for their connection to a culture.

So now go look up blaufränkisch.

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Eileen M. Duffy

Eileen M. Duffy DWS holds a diploma in wines and spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Her book on Long Island wine Behind the Bottle came out in 2015. Visit her website, eileenmduffy.com, to find out what else she's working on.