OMFG! Turns Out Some People Are Actually Afraid Of Wine

2016-10-21 03:00:44Z
Lauren Payne
Lauren Payne

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So it's Friday and everyone's no doubt looking forward to after work drinks.

There is always one group who enjoy a good glass of wine.

Whether it's white wine, red wine, champange or sparkling wine, this group of people loooove the taste of this ancient beverage.

Not everyone is a wine fan though, with some people preferring beer and cider but it turns out there are people in the world who are actually AFRAID of wine!


Oenophobia is the offical term for those who have a paralyzing fear of wine.

The name comes from the Greek word Oeno, which translates to wine, and is a lot more common than you'd think.

These people cannot stand drinking wine, wine that has been spilt, and even hate wine bottles. Even if they're completely empty.


People with oenophobia also can't be in the same room as someone who is drinking wine, so if you see someone subtly leave the room when you crack that bottle of red, maybe you should check to see if they're still breathing in the next room.

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