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#2: Oenophile

Definition:

lover or connoisseur of wine

About the Word:

If oenophile – from the Greek oinos ("wine") + phile ("lover") – sounds too precious, alternatives include "wine wonk."

By the way, sommelier – the title of the wine steward at a restaurant – has humble origins. It comes from the Old French for "pack animal driver."

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