oenophile was our Word of the Day on 09/01/2016. Hear the podcast!
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Luckily for oenophiles, Wanaka sits in the middle of Central Otago, one of the country’s better wine regions.
Good for oenophiles, novices, and wine skeptics alike.
Burdock is one of them, collaborating with Niagara winemaker Pearl Morissette to produce a series of small-batch brews that both oenophiles and beer geeks can rave about, as well as more traditional hop-heavy offerings.
Avian friends and oenophiles flocked together at the fifth annual Wings & Wine celebration at the Wild Bird Center on Sept. 28.
That sounds pretty tasty, but according to Gini, Negev wines were the drink of choice for oenophiles of the ancient world.
Avian friends and oenophiles flocked together at the fifth annual Wings
Its genius, and that of its marketing campaign, is to appeal to everyone, from scruffy backpackers to silver-haired oenophiles and even the superyacht set.
Seating only 12 sippers, this is for the ultimate oenophile, seeking a sommelier experience like no other with unique food pairings.
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Did You Know?
"It has become quite a common proverb that in wine there is truth," wrote the 1st-century A.D. Roman scholar, Pliny the Elder. The truth about the word wine is that it goes back to Latin vinum, but it is also a distant relative of the Greek word for wine, which is oinos. Indeed, Latin borrowed from the Greek to create a combining form that means "wine," oeno-. Modern French speakers combined oeno- with -phile (Greek for "lover of") to create oenophile before we adopted it from them in the mid-1800s. Oenophiles are sure to know oenology (now more often spelled enology) as the science of wine making and oenologist (now more often enologist) for one versed in oenology.
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