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a wine connoisseur
  an expert who appreciates the fine points of one of the arts — especially fine cuisine
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  • a wine connoisseur
  • a connoisseur of classic music
  • It is evident, in spite of his frequent attention to her while she draws, that in fact he knows nothing of the matter. He admires as a lover, not as a connoisseur.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • all the connoisseurs who heard her said: "It is not trained, but it is a beautiful voice that must be trained."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • he drank slowly, like a connoisseur, lingering on the taste
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • She is a connoisseur of pain the way others are connoisseurs of wine.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I mean, he comes across as the good-time guy, as the everyman from Omaha, but he’s a connoisseur, too, and is pretty obsessed with preserving the past—even the bad art of the past.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Ricky was a connoisseur of your-mom jokes, but this was apparently more than he could take.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I’m not a connoisseur of drink.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The general had been a connoisseur and collector.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • I had been so interested in the downward progression of gourmet foods according to the island connoisseurs that I was totally unprepared for the final plunge to unpackaged feces.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He was a connoisseur of Moselle wines and Upmann cigars.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The trick was to address yourself to the projection, the fantasy self—the connoisseur, the discerning bon vivant—as opposed to the insecure person actually standing in front of you.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • A glance at the walls of his salon proved to Franz and Albert that he was a connoisseur of pictures.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Mommy was a connoisseur of ministers; she knew them the way a French wine connoisseur knows Beaujolais red from Vouvray white.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • "Excuse the admiration of a connoisseur," said he as he waved his hand towards the line of portraits which covered the opposite wall.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He was a connoisseur of painting.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • ’Here,’ he said, ’is a wine which the greatest connoisseur would prize.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • He had bought that vase for the satisfaction of thinking of all the connoisseurs who could not afford it.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Unlike Dad and Henry, who as they got older and had families became less music performers than music connoisseurs, Kerry stayed single and stayed faithful to his first love: playing music.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • I am a connoisseur.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There were expensive designer pieces that would have delighted the connoisseur Christer Malm.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • ’Thirty dollars each?’ remarked Aarfy slowly, poking and patting each of the three strapping girls skeptically with the air of a grudging connoisseur.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • You can be a connoisseur of the single line if you like, but this is only the beginning of appreciation.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He noticed, over a neat, shabby desk, a Rembrandt etching, stained and yellow, found, perhaps, in some junk shop by the eyes of a connoisseur who had never parted with it, though its price would have obviously been of help to him.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • This, when it was brought to him, he drank slowly, like a connoisseur, lingering on the taste and still looking about him at the cliffs and up at our signboard.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • This like a wine connoisseur dropping a name.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Two of these, on opposite sides of the area, were now occupied by brilliant and talented gentlemen, enthusiastically forcing up, in English and French commingled, the bids of connoisseurs in their various wares.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • While that untrained voice, with its incorrect breathing and labored transitions, was sounding, even the connoisseurs said nothing, but only delighted in it and wished to hear it again.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Mark Alpert happens to be a connoisseur of electronic equipment.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He was an enthusiast and a connoisseur.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • "You are a thing of beauty and a joy forever," said Jo, looking through her hand with the air of a connoisseur at the blue feather against the golden hair.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Billy did not want to see what happened next, and a clerk importuned him to come over and see some really hot stuff they kept under the counter for connoisseurs.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Among mountaineers and other connoisseurs of geologic form, Everest is not regarded as a particularly comely peak.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • It’s like if you were a Matisse connoisseur, and you look at a lot of pictures, and then you’d go, ahh, there is the Matisse.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • "Try this cigar, Professor Aronnax, and even though it doesn’t come from Havana, it will satisfy you if you’re a connoisseur."
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The dinner was as choice as the china, in which Stepan Arkadyevitch was a connoisseur.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • ’Don’t say no,’ returned the little woman, looking at me with the aspect of a connoisseur; ’a little bit more eyebrow?’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He admires as a lover, not as a connoisseur.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • It seemed Professor Langdon, the art connoisseur, was having an ethical dilemma about using the Internet when an original was so nearby.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • A closet was filled with wine; the plate was of silver, the napery elegant; a good picture hung upon the walls, a gift (as Utterson supposed) from Henry Jekyll, who was much of a connoisseur; and the carpets were of many plies and agreeable in colour.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • A blessing on Cide Hamete Benengeli, who has written the history of your great deeds, and a double blessing on that connoisseur who took the trouble of having it translated out of the Arabic into our Castilian vulgar tongue for the universal entertainment of the people!
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • His reverence for beauty and charm was there for anyone to see and to laugh at, and the ladies of the theater and the court and the houses of pleasure loved his connoisseurship.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Surely you know that if a man can’t be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighbourhood looking for the church that "suits" him until he becomes a taster or connoisseur of churches.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • He had an emergency, he told Dede, but being a connoisseur of fear, she guessed he was afraid.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • "Well hit, by Jove," says little Osborne, with the air of a connoisseur, clapping his man on the back.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Ah, I dare say you are a connoisseur in that.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Deo became, thanks to Lonjino, a connoisseur of banana beer.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • "And so, connoisseurs in wine as we are, we have sent you some Anjou wine?" said Porthos.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
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