I am learning Castillian Spanish and have been given different information by 2 people from mainland Spain (Europe).
I understand that the v sounds like a b (also I've heard it described as a soft b) and this is a rule, but I'm sure there could be exceptions (I just haven't gotten to the exceptions as I learn). And this is the problem. I have a mobile phone app (Duolingo) and it sounds the word vino as vee-no.
My English mother in law who has spoken Spanish for 30 years says it's vee-no but my friend who is Spanish says it's bino (bee-no). I've also heard my Spanish teacher (originally from Valencia) sound it as vee-no (or I miss-heard).
My question is, is there a definite way to sound this word or could the differences be due to the locale within the country?