vino-, vin-, vini-

(Latin: wine, grape juice)

viniferous (adjective), more viniferous, most viniferous
vinification (s) (noun), vinifications (pl)
The conversion of grape juice, or other vegetable extract, into wine by fermentation.
Vino vendibili hedera non opus est.
A popular wine needs no ivy.

A good product needs no special advertising. The ivy was sacred to Bacchus, and its bush was displayed as a sign outside Roman taverns. Bacchus was an ancient Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry. Earlier Greeks called him Dionysus.

vinology (s) (noun), vinologies (pl)
The scientific study of wines and winemaking.
vinometer (s) (noun), vinometers (pl)
vinosity (s) (noun), vinosities (pl)
vinous (adjective), more vinous, most vinous
1. Relating to the resemblance of or an association with wine: Jane noticed that the drink had a vinous odor.
2. Conveying a fondness for or desire for drinking wine: Henry's friend is a vinous companion when they have wine with their dinner.
3. A reference to the reddish color of wine.
vinously (adverb), more vinously, most vinously
vintage (s) (noun), vintages (pl)
1. The year or place in which wine; especially, wine of high quality, was produced.
2. A wine of high quality made from the crop of a single identified district in a good year.
3. The harvesting of grapes for winemaking.
4. A time when something of quality was produced: The store was selling rifles of various sizes and vintages.
vintage (adjective); more vintage, most vintage
1. Relating to, or denoting wine of high quality: Jim brought some vintage claret for his wife to have for their evening meal.
2. A reference to something of high quality, especially something from the past or characteristic of the best period of a person's work: Lynn's father was especially fond of very old and well-kept vintage cars from the early 1900s.
Characterized by excellent maturity and enduring appeal.
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vintnephilist (s) (noun), vintnephilists (pl)
A collector of various kinds of wine.
vintner (s) (noun), vintners (pl)
1. A wine merchant: The menu at the restaurant included various alcoholic beverages from local vintners and wonderful fish dishes with fresh vegetables.
2. A winemaker: A vintner is someone who is engaged in winemaking and is usually employed by wineries or wine companies, where the work includes:
  • Cooperating with various viticulturists.
  • Monitoring the maturity of grapes to ensure their quality and to determine the correct time for harvesting them.
  • The crushing and pressing of the grapes.
  • Monitoring the settling of juice and the fermentation of grape material.
  • Filtering the wine to remove remaining solids that should not be there.
  • Testing the quality of wine by tasting it.
  • Placing filtered wine in casks or tanks for storage and maturation.
  • Preparing plans for bottling wine once it has matured.
  • Making sure that quality is maintained when the wine is bottled.
A wine merchant or someone who makes wine.
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vintry (s) (noun), vintries (pl)
Companies that trade with wine or a place where wine is sold.
vinyl (s) (noun), vinyls (pl)
1. A synthetic resin or plastic consisting of polyvinyl chloride or a related polymer; used especially for wallpapers and other covering materials and for phonograph records.
2. Etymology: from Latin vinum, "wine" because ethyl alcohol is the ordinary alcohol present in wine.
wine (s) (noun), wines (pl)
1. An alcoholic drink made from fermented grape juice.
2. Etymology: from Latin vinum, "wine".