Emile Peynaud dies at 92
Professor Emile Peynaud, the forefather of modern oenology and a former Decanter Man of the Year, has died aged 92.
Over a career spanning 46 years, Peynaud wrote nearly 300 scientific articles as well as books on tasting and oenology. He played a key role in influencing winemaking practices in Bordeaux for several decades.
Peynaud, who was born in 1912, started his career at the age of 15 working for the Bordeaux négociant Maison Calvet. At 20 he published his first article in the Revue de Viticulture and in 1946 he presented his thesis on oenology. He went on to work alongside professor Jean Ribereau-Gayon at the oenology research department of the University of Bordeaux.
His most famous books include The Taste of Wine (1980) and Knowing and Making Wine (1982). MORE>