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Variant of oenophile.
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(Brewing) the usual US spelling of oenophile
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(ˈi nəˌfaɪl)

one who loves or is a connoisseur of wine.
[1925–30; < French < Greek oîn(os) wine + -o- -o- + French -phile -phile]
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Someone who loves and collects wines.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enophile - someone who appreciates wine
appreciator - a person who is fully aware of something and understands it; "he is not an appreciator of our dilemma"
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But you don't have to be an enophile to love this shop.
Assigned: Bridgestone Key statement: Provided are enophile functionalized polymer particles, nano-sized inorganic metal particles such as A1[(OH).sub.3] particles, and preparations thereof.
The enophile possesses a double bond, preferably an [Alpha],[Beta]-disubstituted unsaturated group, that is less prone to polymerization, such as maleic anhydride.
Our country's first enophile hoped that local wine would be the way Americans think of wine, and if a general tour of the Eastern Shore leaves one strong impression, it is that of an area whose inhabitants would respond favorably to what they genuinely like in wine, as long as it is offered at a price they deem fair and affordable.
It's a heritage to be hawked on labels, but Tsantalis's decision to plant mostly Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon along the northern Aegean coast will not provide much sense of the advertised ancient terroir, and thus must leave the modern enophile wondering about the worth of a latter day Maronia designation.
One enophile noted that "some of the most exciting South American reds I have tasted this year were made in Argentina" (The Financial Times, 1994).
EVEN SERIOUS ENOPHILES describe Oregon wines with one word: Willamette.
No topic has wrought more confusion and ruffled more feathers among dedicated enophiles than the incessant bandying about of the lofty sounding "M" word.
An entire week of wine events culminating in the largest wine tasting north of Boston is what awaits enophiles and Napa novices alike during the 2008 Wine Week, Jan.
Such in-the-dark enophiles have never met Jason Yester, the trailblazing brewer of Bristol Brewing, in Colorado Springs.
On Silverseas 2003 calendar, lectures, tastings, and guided tours by experts and wine makers to wineries, cellars, and-vineyards in Australia and the Mediterranean appeal to enophiles.