Oenology (enology; // ee-NOL-o-jee) is the science and study of wine and winemaking; distinct from viticulture, the agricultural endeavours of vine-growing and of grape-harvesting. The English word oenology derives from the word oinos, "wine" (οἶνος) and the suffix –logia "study of" (-λογία) from the Ancient Greek language. An oenologist is an expert in the fields comprehended by the "Viticulture and Oenology" designation for oenology-training programmes and research centres that include schooling, training, and education in the outdoor and indoors aspects of wine and the making of wine.
Education and training
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 master's 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.
Schools in Australia tend to offer a "Bachelor of Viticulture" or "Masters of Viticulture" degree.
- Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Sul - Bento Gonçalves, Porto Alegre, Feliz, Sertão, Canoas, Porto Alegre-Restinga, Caxias do Sul, Osório, Erechim and Rio Grande
- Brock University - St. Catharines, Ontario
Official National Diploma of Oenology:
- Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse
- Jules Guyot Institute - Dijon
- University of Bordeaux - Bordeaux
- University of Montpellier I - Montpellier
- University of Reims - Reims
Other wine diplomas:
- Université de Bourgogne - Dijon
- Université du Vin - Suze-la-Rousse
- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rehovot
- Universidad Privada San Juan Bautista - Ingeniería en Enología y Viticultura - Lima, Ica, Chincha
- University of Stellenbosch - Stellenbosch
- Changins - Nyon
- Plumpton College - East Sussex
- Allan Hancock College - Santa Maria, California
- California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, California
- Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colorado
- Cornell University - Ithaca and Geneva, New York
- Finger Lakes Community College - Canandaigua and Geneva, New York
- Fresno State University - Fresno, California
- Grayson College - Grayson, Texas
- Kent State - Kent, Ohio
- Miami University - Oxford, Ohio
- Napa Valley College - Napa, California
- Oregon State University - Corvallis, Oregon
- Patrick Henry Community College - Henry County, Virginia
- Paul Smith's College - Paul Smiths, New York
- Sonoma State University - Sonoma, California
- Surry Community College - Dobson, North Carolina
- University of California, Davis - Davis, California
- University of Missouri - Columbia, Missouri
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) - Blacksburg, Virginia
- Washington State University - Pullman, Washington
- Yavapai College - Clarkdale, Arizona
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- "Geisenheim Degree courses".
- "MSc in Viticulture and Oenology".
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- "Bachelor Degree (BSc Hons) Viticulture and Oenology". Plumpton College. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
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- Website of the Œnology and Viticulture department of the University of California at Davis
- Oenologist.com - online resource about wine and professionals in the wine industry
- VinoEnology.com - online wine-making calculators and resource about wine and professionals in the wine industry
- Glossary of Terms for Enology, Viticulture and Winemaking, CCwinegroup.com, 2009 (PDF)