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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Definitions for oenophile

  1. a person who enjoys wines, usually as a connoisseur.

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Citations for oenophile
On a recent brisk Saturday afternoon, at the point where the tail of Atlantic Avenue dips toward New York Harbor, wine and spirits buyers ducked into Heights Chateau to assemble their weekend libations. Behind an antique-looking facade, the store is an oenophile’s apothecary. Andrew Cotto, "At Heights Chateau, a Welcoming Home for Wine Lovers," New York Times, November 11, 2015
He had been drinking heavily: Jack Daniel's and Coke, an absurd drink for an oenophile like Rhinehart. Salman Rushdie, Fury, 2001
Origin of oenophile
1925-1930
Oenophile has roots in the Greek word for wine, oînos. The combining form -phile means "lover of" or "enthusiast for" that which is specified by the initial element.