oenophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oeno- +‎ -phobia

Noun[edit]

oenophobia (uncountable)

  1. The fear of wine; anxiety related to wine.
    • 1997, Tony Hendra, "Best Cellars", New York, 17 February 1997, page 48:
      You open it randomly, hit several pages devoted to "Cote de Nuits" alone, and go into advanced hypertensive oenophobia (wine-sticker shock).
    • 2006, Larry Lipson, "Wineline For The Republic Of Sauvignon Blanc Fanciers", Daily News (Los Angeles), 3 October 2006:
      A new wine club called 600 Grapes asks us if we suffer from "oenophobia" -- a fear of wine.
    • 2007, Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg, "With These Strategies, Pick Your Pour", The Washington Post, 14 November 2007:
      Even avid wine lovers can be struck with a temporary case of oenophobia -- fear of wine -- around Thanksgiving.