enol·​o·​gy | \ ē-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce enology (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of enology

: a science that deals with wine and wine making

Other Words from enology

enological or less commonly oenological \ ˌē-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce enology (audio) \ adjective
enologist or less commonly oenologist \ ē-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce enology (audio) \ noun

Examples of enology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The winery picked up momentum starting in 1978, when Bruce Cakebread, who graduated from the viticulture and enology program at UC Davis, officially joined the family business as winemaker. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 May 2022 It’s the domain of the savvier student of enology or the intrepid explorer willing to give over outsized chunks of life in the pursuit of producers and offerings out of reach of mere mortals. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2022 Eager to start his own vineyard in New Mexico, Madrid’s next step was heading off to study viticulture and enology at the University of California at Davis in 1985. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 24 Jan. 2022 Winemaker Randy Roberts, who went through Kent State’s enology program and worked at Debonne Vineyards, oversees the winemaking. Marc Bona, cleveland, 20 Dec. 2021 Venn diagram include: • Dwayne Wade joined the UC Davis Executive Leadership Board at its prestigious viticulture and enology program. Anthony Zhang, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 Despite the opportunities she was given to attend private school and to study enology thanks to financial support from her tribe, Gomez felt alone. Victoria James, Bon Appétit, 21 Sep. 2021 His son Arvin, 22, just graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in farm management, and his older son Kavin, 24, has a degree from Cornell in enology, the science of making wine. New York Times, 11 July 2021 Several diversity initiatives focus on helping people of color enter the industry through scholarships to study enology and viticulture. Washington Post, 21 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of enology

1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enology

Greek oinos wine + English -logy — more at wine

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“Enology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enology. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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