Definitions for oenologyiˈnɒl ə dʒi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
oe•nol•o•gyiˈnɒl ə dʒi(n.)
the science of winemaking. Compare viniculture.
Origin of oenology:
1805–15; < Gk oîn(os)wine+ -o - + -logy
the art of wine making
The scientific study of wines and winemaking.
Even though I can't drink wine, I can still study oenology and enjoy knowing about the great wines of the world.
Oenology,[p] œnology, or enology is the science and study of all aspects of wine and winemaking except vine-growing and grape-harvesting, which is a subfield called viticulture. “Viticulture and oenology” is a common designation for training programmes and research centres that include both the “outdoors” and “indoors” aspects of wine production. An expert in the field of oenology is known as an oenologist. The word oenology is derived from the Greek οἶνος - oinos, “wine”, and the suffix -λογία, -logia, "study of".
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