Master of Science, University Bordeaux, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Bordeaux, 1976. Doctor of Science, University Bordeaux, 1987.
Assistant, Institute of Enology, Bordeaux, 1974-1979;
senior lecturer, Institute of Enology, Bordeaux, 1980-1988;
professor, Institute of Enology, Bordeaux, since 1988. Expert International Vine and Wine Office, Paris, since 1988. Technical manager International Wine Tasting Show, Bordeaux.
Relation press Institute of Enology, since 1980.
Secretary Headquarters Infantry Division, 1977-1978.
Married Françoise Weinzorn, September 7, 1985. Children: Marie, Anne-Sophie, Louis.