by Staff Writer - C. Barnett | January 03, 2012

Oenology is the study of wine and winemaking. An expert in the field of oenology is known as an oenologist. (variation: enology)

The word oenology is derived from the Greek word oinos, meaning wine. Vinification (or wine making process) requires a combination of several steps; from the selection of the grapes to the bottling of the finished wine. Winemaking may be classified into two broad categories: 1) still wine making which is without carbonation and 2) sparkling wine making which is with carbonation. There are an increasing number of universities that now offer B.S. and M.S. degrees in Oenology.

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