Wine phobias are a thing!
So, since our last article, we learned about a phobia called Cenosillicaphobia, the fear of an empty wine or beer glass. Well in this article we get to find out about some interesting wine phobias that most wine lovers probably never even knew existed. Like Novinophobia which apparently means a fear of running out of wine – which probably after a bottle or two you would not even be able to pronounce!
5 Wine phobias:
Can also be known as Potophobia and it is a fear of a loss of control from drinking.People who suffer from this phobia fear the loss of control from drinking alcohol so they don’t drink and or they also tend to avoid people who drink alcohol.
Is a fear of bear and or yeast. As a result, people who suffer from this phobia tend to steer clear of people who drink beer, will not allow it in their houses or immediate surrounds. Some even go as far as having a fear of yeast and as such will not consume any yeast products.
This is a mania for wine, although not a phobia as such it can have some of the same debilitating psychological effects as a phobia as a person becomes totally obsessed with and has an uncontrollable desire for wine.
The medical world sees this as a condition called dipsomania!
Dipsomania where a person has a periodic craving for alcoholic beverages.
#4 Delirium tremens (DTs) this is more a psychotic condition which is caused by excessive alcoholism. Sufferers tend to become delirious, hallucinate, get angry and have anxiety attacks. These symptoms can often occur and or are caused by withdrawal symptoms after a chronic drinking binge and it may even occur during the heavy drinking session as well. Let untreated can be harmful to the person experiencing them and those around them especially if they become angry and aggressive.
#5 Oenophobia is an intense hatred, dislike and or fear of wine. People who have this phobia tend to avoid people who drink wine, will not have it in their home or anywhere near them.
They will also avoid places where wine is being consumed and or made.
The symptoms of this phobia include extreme anxiety, dread and they have panic attacks associated with anything to do with wine.
Phobias no matter how ridiculous they may seem to some are very real for others and can have near-fatal outcomes for some such as people who suffer from asthma if they have an intense fear of something the object of their fear if put in their path could cause a severe asthma attack. Always take a phobia or fear to heart and unless you are a trained professional it is best not to try and challenge a person’s fear.