oenophile

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See also: œnophile

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Ancient Greek οἶνος (oînos, wine) + -phile.

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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 0279-0483, 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.

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