Wine Word of the Week: Enology



By Kori ~ January 30th, 2010.

Wine Word of the WeekThis week’s Wine Word of the Week is enology.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Enology, or oenology, is the knowledge or study of wine, derived from the Greek oinos meaning ‘wine’. …. Enology has been used as synonymous with wine-making and distinct from viticulture, which is concerned with vines.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Enology is the study of winemaking.


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