Oenology,[p] œnology (BrE), or enology (AmE) is the science and study of all aspects of wine and winemaking except vine-growing and grape-harvesting, which is a subfield called viticulture. “Viticulture & oenology” is a common designation for training programmes and research centres that include both the “outdoors” and “indoors” aspects of wine production. An expert in the field of oenology is known as an oenologist. The word oenology is derived from the Greek οἶνος - oinos, “wine,” and the suffix -λογία, -logia, "study of."
An increasing number of universities now offer B.S. and M.S. degrees in Oenology. Most Oenologists who hold doctorates hold them in related fields, such as plant physiology or microbiology. Oenologists often work as winemakers or find employment with commercial laboratories or with groups such as the Australian Wine Research Institute.
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OEnology — [OE]*nol o*gy, n. [Gr. ? wine + logy.] Knowledge of wine, scientific or practical. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
oenology — (n.) 1827, from OENO (Cf. oeno ) wine + LOGY (Cf. logy). Related: Oenological; oenologist … Etymology dictionary
oenology — [ē näl′ə jē] n. [< Gr oinos, wine (see VINE) + LOGY] the science or study of wines and winemaking oenological [ē΄nə läj′i kəl] adj. oenologist n … English World dictionary
oenology — noun /iˈnɑlədʒi/ The scientific study of and winemaking. Even though I cant drink wine, I can still study oenology and enjoy knowing about the great wines of the world … Wiktionary
oenology — variant of enology … New Collegiate Dictionary
oenology — oenological /een l oj i keuhl/, adj. oenologist, n. /ee nol euh jee/, n. the science of viniculture. Also, enology. [1805 15; < Gk oîn(os) WINE + O + LOGY] * * * … Universalium
oenology — see WINE … The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins
oenology — / enology Study of wines. A connoisseur is an oenophile. oeuvre. An artist’s body of work … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
oenology — study of wines Sciences and Studies … Phrontistery dictionary
oenology — oenÂ·oÂ·loÂ·gy || ÉªË nÉ‘lÉ™dÊ’Éª / nÉ’ n. study of wine and winemaking (also enology) … English contemporary dictionary