Oenophobia–The Worst Phobia Known to Man!

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  • http://twitter.com/VeraWineClub Vera Czerny

    Wow! Look at that playful English language! Although “Oenophobia” is fear of wine, the closely related word “Oenophile” means just the opposite – a wine lover or connoisseur of wine! Based on Merriam-Webster encyclopedia, the origin of the word is in French œnophile, from œno- (from Greek oinos wine) + -phile -phile — and it’s first known use was recorded in 1930. Go figure! You scared me a little Kris! Just last year, my wine club started our Oenophile’s Hall of Fame – and to be inducted, you have to continuously prove your appreciation and knowledge of wine. None of our oenophiles has fear of wine, as far as I can tell! Thanks for a good article!

  • http://twitter.com/VeraWineClub Vera Czerny

    Wow! Look at that playful English language! Although “Oenophobia” is fear of wine, the closely related word “Oenophile” means just the opposite – a wine lover or connoisseur of wine! Based on Merriam-Webster encyclopedia, the origin of the word is in French œnophile, from œno- (from Greek oinos wine) + -phile -phile — and it’s first known use was recorded in 1930. Go figure! You scared me a little Kris! Just last year, my wine club started our Oenophile’s Hall of Fame – and to be inducted, you have to continuously prove your appreciation and knowledge of wine. None of our oenophiles has fear of wine, as far as I can tell! Thanks for a good article!

  • http://twitter.com/VeraWineClub Vera Czerny

    Wow! Look at that playful English language! Although “Oenophobia” is fear of wine, the closely related word “Oenophile” means just the opposite – a wine lover or connoisseur of wine! Based on Merriam-Webster encyclopedia, the origin of the word is in French œnophile, from œno- (from Greek oinos wine) + -phile -phile — and it’s first known use was recorded in 1930. Go figure! You scared me a little Kris! Just last year, my wine club started our Oenophile’s Hall of Fame – and to be inducted, you have to continuously prove your appreciation and knowledge of wine. None of our oenophiles has fear of wine, as far as I can tell! Thanks for a good article!

    • http://www.blogyourwine.com/ Kris Chislett

      Thanks Vera! That sounds like a very cool group. You should check out the Wine Century Club if you haven’t already! http://www.winecentury.com/

  • http://twitter.com/VeraWineClub Vera Czerny

    Wow! Look at that playful English language! Although “Oenophobia” is fear of wine, the closely related word “Oenophile” means just the opposite – a wine lover or connoisseur of wine! Based on Merriam-Webster encyclopedia, the origin of the word is in French œnophile, from œno- (from Greek oinos wine) + -phile -phile — and it’s first known use was recorded in 1930. Go figure! You scared me a little Kris! Just last year, my wine club started our Oenophile’s Hall of Fame – and to be inducted, you have to continuously prove your appreciation and knowledge of wine. None of our oenophiles has fear of wine, as far as I can tell! Thanks for a good article!

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  • Beerme

    wine gives me a headache and heartburn. drink craft beer instead

    • http://www.blogyourwine.com/ Kris Chislett

      That’s a shame, but I do have to say that I do enjoy a decent IPA. Big fan of Dogfish!

  • NatLovesNaruto

    I had a lot of phobias growning: afraid of the dark, bashful and shy, even my own shadow scared me. I was very supersticious until I found religion. There are 2 sides to every story positive and negative. God is Light and Satan is Darkness. Finally at 35 I was diagnosed as Bipolar I felt at peace as long as I take my medicine.

    • http://www.blogyourwine.com/ Kris Chislett

      How very insightful.