enol·​o·​gy | \ ē-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce enology (audio) \
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Definition of enology

: a science that deals with wine and wine making

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Other Words from enology

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

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The school says its program, led by Linfield wine climatologist Gregory V. Jones, will differentiate from traditional viticulture and enology programs, which historically have focused on growing wine grapes and producing wine. Andrew Theen, OregonLive.com, "Linfield gets $6 million gift from Domaine Serene founders for wine studies program," 8 Mar. 2018 Researchers at university departments of enology and viticulture are at work pinning down the specifics of how the phenols are absorbed. Constance Casey, Slate Magazine, "After the Fires, What Will Become of California’s Wine Crop?," 18 Oct. 2017 That’s exactly what happened when Washington’s founding winery teamed up with acclaimed Rhône winemaker Michel Gassier and enology consultant Philippe Cambie to develop Pundit syrah, one of three varieties of Tenet Wines brand. Chateau Ste Michelle, The Seattle Times, "From grapes to glass at Chateau Ste. Michelle," 7 July 2017

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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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The first known use of enology was in 1814

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