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  • n. A love or great appreciation of wine.


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  • I love that someone who uses the word "oenophilia" and then proceeds to flash a little dickless pedantry over a misused word in a blog comment has the audacity to call someone else pretentious.

    Obama, Farrakhan, and how Hillary Clinton took the opening and then squandered it.

  • Just learned what "oenophilia" means -- love of wine.

    Ben Casnocha: The Blog

  • There is no better evocation of a native oenophilia 's first stirrings, for instance, than the Engels & Krudwig Wine Co.' s 1940s label proclaiming "American Grape Wine" — made in sultry Sandusky, Ohio — to be "bottled romance."

    A Buffet Of Period Pieces

  • In 2008, Mr. Bastianich attained the ultimate fantasy of Italian oenophilia when he became a partner in Brandini, a winery in the holy region of Barolo in northwest Italy.

    Discovering Italy's Wines With a Master

  • Your laughably pretentious oenophilia might almost convice us you were one of them, were it not for your ignorance of the distinction between "sleight" and "slight."

    Obama, Farrakhan, and how Hillary Clinton took the opening and then squandered it.

  • Having evidenced unrivaled range and revived Jane Austen for a modern audience, the two-time Oscar winner — and star of Brideshead Revisited, out this month — ponders her thighs, oenophilia, and weightier matters. photograph by

    Proust Questionnaire: Emma Thompson

  • In fields from criminal law (where statistical projections of recidivism are taking discretion away from judges and parole boards) to oenophilia (where a formula involving temperature and rainfall is a better predictor of the quality of a vintage than the palates of the most vaunted experts), "intuitivists" are on the defensive against the Super Crunchers.

    Era Of The Super Cruncher

  • While it is my impression that organizations such as the Undergraduate Society of Fellows have begun to make an effort toward organizing events, when I was at Princeton, the only comparable events were occasional departmental dinners fueled by the oenophilia of one professor - a wonderful experience, but one that should not depend on students joining one department or the other.

    The Daily Princetonian, 2010-04-20

  • That pedagogical side comes out strongly in the book's second part, which gets to grips with the philosophical implications of oenophilia.

    Books news, reviews and author interviews |

  • May 14th, 2007 at 10: 57 am i’m all about some wine, but wow do i hate me some oenophilia; it’s pleasure turned inside-out.

    Matthew Yglesias » Oenophiles Beware!


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