AskDefine | Define enology

Dictionary Definition

enology n : the art of wine making [syn: oenology]

User Contributed Dictionary




(sometimes oenology)
  1. The study of wines. The science or knowledge of wine making and appreciation.
    Even though I can't drink wine, I can still study enology and enjoy knowing about the great wines of the world.


Extensive Definition

Oenology (BrE) or enology (AmE) is the science and study of all aspects of wine and winemaking from the grape harvest to bottle. An expert in the field of oenology is known as an oenologist.
Oenology is usually not considered to include the study of vine growing and grape harvesting. This subfield of agricultural practice and science is called viticulture, which makes "viticulture & oenology" a common designation for training programmes and research centres which include both "outdoors" and "indoors" aspects of wine production.
The name oenology is derived from the Greek term, oenos (οίνος), which means wine, and the suffix -logy (from the Greek λόγος, meaning speech or study).
enology in Bosnian: Enologija
enology in Catalan: Enologia
enology in Danish: Ønologi
enology in German: Önologie
enology in Spanish: Enología
enology in French: Œnologie
enology in Croatian: Enologija
enology in Italian: Enologia
enology in Luxembourgish: Önologie
enology in Macedonian: Енологија
enology in Dutch: Oenologie
enology in Japanese: ワイン学
enology in Norwegian: Ønologi
enology in Occitan (post 1500): Enologia
enology in Polish: Enologia
enology in Portuguese: Enologia
enology in Russian: Энология
enology in Slovenian: Enologija
enology in Serbian: Енологија
enology in Finnish: Enologia
enology in Swedish: Oenologi
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