oenophile

An oenophile is someone who loves and appreciates wine.

To drink wine like a true oenophile, you have to first inspect the color, then sniff it, then swish it around in your mouth. Once you've tasted all the oaky tannins and hints of red fruit, you can finally swallow. Oenophiles drink wine, discuss wine, keep wine in the cellar, and know which years produced the best wine. Don't confuse oenophiles with winos, another name for alcoholics who like cheap wine. Oenophiles prefer to savor the good stuff.

Definitions of oenophile
  1. noun
    someone who appreciates wine
    synonyms: enophile
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    type of:
    appreciator
    a person who is fully aware of something and understands it
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