Oenology, / / . ee- -o-jee NOL 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 , “wine”, and the suffix οἶνος - oinos , -λογία -logia, "study of".
Education and training [ edit ]
An increasing number of schools offer degree-granting programs in Oenology and
Viticulture. Most of these offer it as a major concentration for a Bachelor of Science (B.S, B.Sc., Sc.B) degree or offer it as a terminal masters degree—either in scientific or research oriented program culminating in a Master of Science (M.S., Sc.M.) degree, or a professional degree, like Cornell University's Master of Professional Services. Oenologists and viticulturalists who hold doctoral degrees often have earned them in related fields, including Horticulture, plant physiology or microbiology. Related non-academic titles including sommelier and Master of Wine certifications are more oriented toward commercial occupations in the restaurant or hospitality management industry.
Oenologists often work as winemakers or find employment with commercial laboratories or with groups such as the
Australian Wine Research Institute.
Australia [ edit ]
Schools in Australia tend to offer a "Bachelor of Viticulture" or "Masters of Viticulture" degree.
New Zealand [ edit ]
South Africa [ edit ]
United Kingdom [ edit ]
United States [ edit ]
Cornell University - Ithaca and Geneva, New York
Finger Lakes Community College - Canandaigua and Geneva, New York
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, California
Fresno State University - Fresno, California
Sonoma State University - Sonoma, California
University of California, Davis - Davis, California
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) - Winchester, Virginia
Washington State University - Pullman, Washington
Patrick Henry Community College - Henry County, Virginia
Surry Community College - Dobson, North Carolina
Grayson Community College - Grayson, Texas
University of Missouri - Columbia, Missouri
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Glossary of Terms for Enology, Viticulture and Winemaking", CCwinegroup.com, 2009, webpage (PDF): GlosT.
External links [ edit ]