Definition of oenology in English:

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Pronunciation: /iːˈnɒlədʒi/
(US also enology)


[mass noun]
The study of wines.
Example sentences
  • Early on, Shari went back to school to study viticulture and enology at the University of California, Davis.
  • The curriculum is based on the existing beverage studies core that includes classes in beverage service, oenology and related areas.
  • ‘I read Maynard Amerine's book,’ he said, referring to the longtime University of California at Davis viticulture and enology professor.



Pronunciation: /iːnəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The oenological and viticultural faculties of the universities of Bordeaux and Montpellier have long enjoyed international prestige.
  • It is a cultural opportunity to approach the world of quality food, oenological rarities, cooks from every part of the globe.
  • These impacts on vine development and berry composition enhance enological quality potential, especially for red wine production.


Pronunciation: /iːˈnɒlədʒɪst/
Example sentences
  • Fifteen more wines were sampled by the budding oenologists to encompass the two main varietals Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Then in 1989 a visiting enologist spotted the problem.
  • It can even find an oenologist to help make wine at your vineyard.


Early 19th century: from Greek oinos 'wine' + -logy.

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