- 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.
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.