enol·​o·​gy ē-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce enology (audio)
variants or less commonly oenology
: a science that deals with wine and wine making
enological adjective
or less commonly oenological
enologist noun
or less commonly oenologist

Examples of enology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, most are not very edible, says Andrew Walker, emeritus professor of viticulture and enology at the University of California, Davis. Alex Mayyasi, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Nov. 2023 In addition to on-site tastings such as this, Veuve Clicquot will retrieve wines at regular intervals for comparative tastings by their winemaking team under the direction of cellar master Didier Mariotti and for technical analysis at the enology universities of Reims and Bordeaux. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 27 June 2023 Before arriving at Elk Cove, Perkin studied agriculture science and enology at the University of Adelaide, followed by stints in 2004 and 2005 at wineries in Australia and New Zealand. oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2023 The group recently partnered with the United Negro College Fund to create the Black Winemakers Scholarship Fund, and is in early talks with Florida A&M University to expand its agricultural programs to include viticulture, the study of growing grapes, and enology, the study of wine, Garcia said. Michelle Hunter | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 26 Nov. 2020 Before leaving to follow her calling as a hands-on winemaker, Theresa was a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry with an emphasis on enology at U.C. Davis. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Forbes, 5 Mar. 2021 Born in Champagne, France to a winemaking family, Baron studied viticulture and enology in Champagne and Burgundy. Liz Thach, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 Chris, Fred and vineyard master Greg Davis also completed the viticulture and enology program at Denison’s Grayson College in 2019. Dallas News, 27 June 2022 The first in her family to pursue higher education, Jasmine Alonso is a student at Napa Valley College with hopes of transferring into UC Davis’ viticulture and enology program — widely considered the top in the country. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 July 2022 See More

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Word History


Greek oinos wine + English -logy — more at wine

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enology was in 1814

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“Enology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enology. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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