"Enophilia; Greek for the love (philia) of wine (oinos)) is a love of wine. In the strictest sense, enophilia describes a disciplined devotion to wine, following strict traditions of consumption and appreciation. However, oenophilia simply refers to the pleasure of wine, usually by laymen. Oenophiles are also known as wine aficionados or connoisseurs. most oenophiles are amateurs, some may also be professionals such as winemakers, sommeliers, wine merchants or someone who tastes and classifies wines as a way of life.According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the earliest occurrence of the word oenophile occurred in 1865 in Culture of the Vine and Wine Making, an English translation of a French book by Jules Guyot. The word enophilia was initially used mainly in contexts of excessive consumption and, in its first occurrence in 1908, spelled oinophilia. It became common in the wine lexicon in 1977, when Shirley Copperman used it in her new restaurant that she and her husband dubbed "Oenophilia", located on the west side of Manhattan. A reviewer for a local newspaper, The Westsider, wrote of the premiere: "If the name suggests a rare disease that you would not want to catch, a sign on the window informs you that you already have it. 'Oenophilia' says: 'it is a affliction of the senses characterized by intense desires for good food and service and old wines served in a pleasant and comfortable environment at reasonable prices'. " The reviewer for The Village Voice wrote in 1977: "Oenophilia. No, it is not a social disease, it is the sensual orientation towards the pleasures of good food and wine, and the name of a new and sophisticated bistro for an elegant dinner."


O meu objectivo é tentar ter vinhos com identidade e com factor de diferenciação por forma a surpreender o seu palato a um preço justo.