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See also: œnophile


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From oeno- +‎ -phile.


  • IPA(key): /ˈiː.nəʊˌfaɪl/, /ˈiː.nəˌfaɪl/


oenophile (plural oenophiles)

  1. A person who has a fondness or appreciation for wine.
    The oenophile had a large wine cellar stocked with bottles from around the world.
    • 2008 December, Anne Valdespino, “Mr. Stox”, in Orange Coast, volume 34, number 12, →ISSN, page 139:
      With this kind of experience and depth in the wine cellar, the servers can offer exotic flights and other temptations for oenophiles that few Orange County restaurants can equal.
    • 2023 March 24, Laura Reiley, “Could nonalcoholic wine be the toast of the town?”, in The Washington Post[1]:
      Wines can be described with words like cigar box and “pencil lead,” or flinty or with hints of sandalwood — oenophiles can veer into what many might deem pretentiousness pretty quick.


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