Oenology, /iːˈnɒlɵdʒi/ ee-NOL-o-jee. œnology (BrE), or enology (AmE) 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".
Posts about Enology
    • A peek at the WSU Wine Science Center

      Thomas Henick-Kling is director of viticulture and enology for Washington State University. He stands in the atrium of the WSU Wine Science Center, which is under construction in Richland, the heart of Washington wine country. Construction will be largely completed by the end of December, and the first classes will be held there in August 2015.

      Great Northwest Wine- 12 readers -
    • Current Issues in Vineyard Health to be held at UC Davis Extension

      Brought to you by the UC Davis Extension Department, the following is the day’s agenda and registration information for the ‘Current Issues in Vineyard Health’ course. It is going to be held this year in the UC Davis Conference Center, on December 2, 2014. According to Deborah Golino the director of the Foundation Plant Services Department, “We have a great slate of speaker ...

      Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 10 readers -
  • Daydreamer Wines releases Shiraz and Chardonnay

    … with dark chocolate and espresso on the finish. 90. Marcus Ansems Shiraz 2013 ($35). This has matured 12 months in oak – 70% French, 30% American. The wine begins with aromas of black cherry and pepper. It delivers generous flavours of black cherry, spicy fruit cake, with black pepper, chocolate and black cherry on the finish. There is a lot of Australian personality in this full-bodied wine. 91. …

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine- 7 readers -
  • Winemaker 2 Winemaker: Peter Bell of Fox Run

    … to hit a spittoon from a ridiculous distance without making a mess. It is a talent I have tried to strive for but I’ve fallen far short of his talents there. He is described as one of the winemakers that has had the most influence on the rise of the Finger Lakes, not only through his work with Fox Run but also through various consulting jobs throughout…

    Nova Cadamatrein Riesling- 8 readers -
  • Doug Frost MW to serve as MC for Oregon Wine Symposium dinner

    … University professor Greg Jones A study of farm labor issues Panels ranging from “Differentiating Your Brand through Storytelling” to “Drivers of Profitability in the Wine Business” Viticulture and enology presentations titled “Technical Advances in Precision Viticulture” and “Fermentation Vessel Considerations” Activities for the opening…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 4 readers -
  • Class of 2014: One Faith Vineyards

    … entirely to breast cancer research. There also is a companion red, a home for wine that does not make the cut for blending into One Faith. The volumes of One Faith are small. Production in 2013 was a little higher than 2012 while the current vintage production was similar to 2012. “The idea is to keep the production very small, with attention…

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine- 3 readers -
  • Authenticating icewine: closer, if not quite close enough

    … of Icewine Authenticators polices producers to ensure that they’re doing it right or in good faith. Canada produces the bulk of the world’s stock (though I also enjoyed some fine examples in the Finger Lakes, not too far south of Ontario), and the Canadian Vintner’s Quality Alliance (VQA) legislates use of the term: a Canadian bottle with “icewine…

    The Wine-o-scope- 1 readers -
  • Auction of Washington Wines adds Walla Walla dates

    … L’Ecole No. 41 winemaker Marty Clubb, left, and Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars, both in Walla Walla, pose for a photo during the 2014 Auction of Washington Wines barrel auction in Woodinville. Clubb is in the second half of his two-year term as co-chair of the Auction of Washington Wines. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 4 readers -
  • Exploring The Red and White Wines of Northern Italy

    … climate of the Maremma is key. It needs a long hot season to grow well and ripen, and that’s what we normally have here. We also wanted to spiritually connect with Spain, Sardinia and Southern France, in keeping with the ‘Super Mediterranean’ blend concept of Aragone. We wanted to be different and not do another Bordeaux blend in Tuscany.” Ok…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Finkin Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Tooth & Nail Winery to Take Over the Castle

    … assuming roughly five percent of the grapes he farms. Vice president of winemaking Robert Henson grew up in San Luis Obispo County and has an enology degree from California State University, Fresno, with winery, vineyard and restaurant experience from across California. Vice president of marketing and sales and partner Andrew Nelson is a graduate of Cal…

    Hoot n Annie- 18 readers -
  • Mas Candi: making the most of Catalan grape varieties

    … Mas Candi is a fairly new project (established 2006) that’s a collaboration between four viticulture and enology students who wanted to make wines from their families’ vineyards. The focus is mainly on indigenous Catalan varieties. They’re really interesting. UK agent is Indigo Wines. Mas Candi Desig 2013 Penedès, Spain 13% alcohol…

    jamie goode's wine blogin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • Livermore Stories: Mitchell Katz Winery

    … produced, In Wine Country. We thought it was interesting that he was a foreman in construction, a pipe fitter, by day, and made wine by night and weekends. Mitch still has that day job. He says when he started Mitchell Katz he was winery bond number 16 in Livermore Valley. Now there are more than 50 wineries in the appellation. The wine that put…

    WineFashionistain Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Merlot Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Sawtooth Winery’s Meredith Smith scaling new heights

    Meredith Smith is the head winemaker at Sawtooth Winery near Nampa, Idaho. (Photo courtesy of Precept Wine) NAMPA, Idaho – Meredith Smith never set out to be a winemaker. Even as she worked her way through a career in real estate development, making wine never crossed her mind. But in 2006, she realized she wanted something more from life.

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