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Words For "Cheese Lover" And Other Passions
There are many -phile (or "lover") words out there. And if you don't love cheese maybe one of these other ones applies to you.
OTHER WORDS FROM oenophileoe·no·phil·i·a [ee-nuh-fil-ee-uh], /ˌi nəˈfɪl i ə/, nounoe·no·phil·ic, adjective
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What does oenophile mean?
An oenophile is a person who greatly enjoys wine and knows a lot about it; a wine lover.
An oenophile is considered a connoisseur of wine, meaning they don’t just like it—they love it and know a lot about it. Less commonly, oenophile is spelled œnophile or enophile.
Example: Brian is a true oenophile—he belongs to a wine tasting group and keeps his cellar stocked.
Where does oenophile come from?
The first recorded use of oenophile in English comes from the 1860s (when it was often spelled œnophile, using the combined character œ). Earlier forms of the word were used in French, which derived the word from Greek. It is formed from the Greek root oînos, meaning “wine,” and the suffix -phile, which is used to form nouns that mean “lover of,” as in bibliophile (book lover).
An oenophile usually has quite a bit of knowledge about wines. They’ll probably know how wine is made, which region a certain wine originates from, the best wine to pair with a particular food, and even which kind of glass is best to use for a specific type of wine. Perhaps above all, an oenophile loves the taste of wine and all its complexities—which they love to discuss. Have a question about the difference between a cab and a pinot? Ask an oenophile!
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What are some other forms of oenophile?
- oenophilia (noun)
- oenophilic (adjective)
- oenophilist (noun)
- œnophile (alternate spelling)
- enophile (alternate spelling)
What are some synonyms for oenophile?
- wine lover
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How is oenophile used in real life?
Those who use the word oenophile are likely to be oenophiles themselves, which is evident from the way that they talk about wines and their different flavors and origins.
“I’m an oenophile”
-egghead cork sniffers
-y u no have white Zinfandel?
-is White Claw a wine?
“I get paid to drink wine”
-how *you* doin’
-unsolicited offers to be the Sauvignon to be my Cabernet
-sorry, I don’t give private unlit tours of the restaurant’s cellar https://t.co/tWv4lrs2zZ
— Dan Kim (김명준) (@danielmkim) February 11, 2020
Having finally opened and tasted the @vanloverenwines new #drinkalmostzero range I can say that while it’s no secret I am an oenophile, I am trying to live on the lighter side lately. This Rosè tastes of summery strawberries with a hint of delicious Rose Turkish Delight. pic.twitter.com/k9TvrEKytL
— Dominique Solomon (@OffBeetBlog_) July 9, 2019
— Condé Nast Traveler (@CNTraveler) August 25, 2015
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Which of the following words is not related to oenophile?
How to use oenophile in a sentence
This wine will impress the true outdoors oenophile who does not want to give up quality for the can.
Today’s oenophiles who revel in a pinot noir from Patagonia, a chardonnay from Tasmania, a riesling from Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula, even the traditional qvevri wines of Georgia now in vogue, should raise a glass and toast Spurrier.Steven Spurrier blew up the wine world with the Judgment of Paris. His legacy lives on.|Dave McIntyre|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
Like her parents, Bedford rarely economized and, being a gourmet as well as an oenophile, always insisted on the best food and wine.‘Sybille Bedford’ is a gossipy appreciation of an oft-overlooked literary great|Michael Dirda|February 17, 2021|Washington Post
For wine novices and self-described oenophiles alike, there could be no better time to start, grow, and improve one’s wine collection.Why right now is the time to start aging your wine collection|Rachel King|October 4, 2020|Fortune