oenophile

[ee-nuh-fahyl]
noun
a person who enjoys wines, usually as a connoisseur.
Also, oenophilist [ee-nof-uh-list] .


Origin:
1925–30; < French < Greek oîn(os) wine + -o- -o- + French -phile -phile

oenophilia [ee-nuh-fil-ee-uh] , noun
oenophilic, adjective
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oenophile (ˈiːnəˌfaɪl)
 
n
a lover or connoisseur of wines
 
[C20: from Greek oinos wine + -phile]

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oenophile
1930, from Gk. oinos wine (see wine) + -phile.
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Example sentences
Let's say you're a true oenophile, one who has dreams of a wine cellar and the means to fill it.
Nascar team owners and drivers are coming out of the oenophile closet to both promote and produce their own vintages.
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