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 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 Michael Pierce, the winemaker for Bodega Pierce, also leads the enology, or winemaking, program at the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College. Richard Ruelas, The Arizona Republic, "Best Arizona wines: These are the 2020 azcentral Arizona Wine Competition winners," 12 Nov. 2020 Clark is assistant professor of grape breeding and enology at the University of Minnesota and cold-hardy grape research expert at the arboretum. Staff Reports Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Business people," 23 Aug. 2020 Michael Pierce is the director of viticulture and enology at the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "This isn't your grandpa's port. These Arizona wineries are aging the next big thing," 19 Aug. 2020 Those students had earned an applied science degree in viticulture, the science of tending vineyards, and enology, the art of winemaking. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "How students in a college winemaking class produced the best wine in Arizona," 19 Nov. 2019 Neal Baltz and Patricia Beitzinger The couple, who lived in Phoenix, both loved the outdoors and taking trips together, Michael Pierce, the viticulture and enology director at Yavapai College, tells PEOPLE. Caitlin Keating, PEOPLE.com, "Nationwide Heartbreak: Remembering the 34 Victims of the California Boat Fire," 8 Sep. 2019 Baltz was an upbeat, friendly student who went through life with joy, said Michael Pierce, the director of enology and viticulture at the Southwest Wine Center. CBS News, "What we know about the California boat fire victims," 6 Sep. 2019 That talent for identifying aromas, combined with an aptitude for science, led her to earn an enology degree from University of California, Davis. Ellen Bhang, BostonGlobe.com, "Women winemakers tell their stories at Portland Wine Week," 1 July 2019 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

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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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18 Jan 2021

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“Enology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enology. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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