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

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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

Examples of enology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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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“Enology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enology. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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