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From wine +‎ lore.


winelore (uncountable)

  1. Knowledge of the history and craft of wine and winemaking; enology.
    • 1873, Robert Druitt, Report on the Cheap Wines from France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Greece, Hungary, and Australia: Their Use in Diet and Medicine, page 7:
      I am not going into the subject of ampelography or viticulture, yet it is a part of common winelore to know that the kind of vine is the most important element in determining the quality of the wine.
    • 1917, George Saintsbury, A History of the French Novel: From the Beginning to the Close of the 19th Century (Complete), Library of Alexandria, →ISBN:
      The name will suggest, to those who have some winelore, no less a vintage than Château Yquem.
    • 1950, Laurence Gilliam, B. B. C. Features, London: Evans Brothers:
      In the first section, John Chandos, as the enquiring layman, would interrogate that genial high-priest of winelore, Andre Simon, while the second section would consist of recordings made in Burgundy itself.
    • 1986, Dan Lewandowski, Terry C. Cline, Worth Winning, Onyx, →ISBN:
      During every one of their restaurant dates, Taylor had told her at least one winelore anecdote ...
    • 1996, Richard M. Gold, How and why to build a wine cellar, Wine Appreciation Guild, →ISBN:
      I sometimes get so caught up in winelore that I forget that wine contains the drug alcohol.
    • 2000, The Wine Spectator:
      But for all his patiently accumulated winelore, the 81-year-old pianist, arranger and composer is more a drinker than a collector.