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May 16, 2008 - Oenophile (or enophile)

e·no·phile also oe·no·phile (ē'nə-fīl')
n.
One who appreciates and enjoys wine.
A collector of wine.


[Greek oinos, wine + -phile.]

e'no·phil'i·a (ē'nə-fĭl'ē-ə) n., e'no·phil'ic (-fĭl'ĭk) adj.

oenophile. Dictionary.com. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/oenophile (accessed: May 17, 2008).

Example:
The phone rang again and I decided not to answer it. I should have never let Bob know I was an oenophile; he keeps calling to find out what wine goes with various snakes.

Sorry about the delay on this, I have been flying home from vacation (and yes, my arms sure are tired) and just got in.
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