Oenology refers to the study of wine and winemaking in the industrial or industry context. It encompasses all aspects of wine production, from grape growing and harvesting to fermentation, aging, and bottling.
Examples of oenology in an industrial context include:
- A winery employing an oenologist to oversee wine production and ensure the quality and consistency of their wines.
- An oenology laboratory analyzing wine samples to determine the chemical composition and quality of the wine.
- An oenology consultant advising wineries on winemaking techniques and strategies to improve wine quality and profitability.
- An oenology program at a university or college providing education and training to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the wine industry.