Dr. Stéphane Vidal

Vice President Enology & Wine Quality Solutions


enology_team_S_VidalStéphane Vidal joined Nomacorc in March 2007 and is the global director of enology leading a team in charge of Nomacorc’s initiatives on oxygen management support and solutions. His team is composed of wine scientists and wine specialists.

Stéphane has been active in enological research for more than 20 years and worked with some of the world’s most renowned research institutions including the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Montpellier, France and the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) in Adelaide, Australia.

Prior to Nomacorc, Stéphane managed Inter Rhone Laboratory and was responsible for the development of new analytical methods and several research programs including closure trials.

Stéphane is a biochemist engineer from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France. He received his master’s degree from Université Claude Bernard in Lyon, France and his Ph.D. from Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France.

Christine Lagarde-Pascal

Enological Research Manager

Christine joined Nomacorc in January 2016 as Enological Research Manager.

Her mission is to define and coordinate the enological research projects conducted in-house or in partnership with international research institutes. Actively involved in various Enology Team R & D projects, Christine also develops new analyses or new applications of some analyzers, allowing to expand the Wine Quality Solutions portfolio of solutions and services.

Before joining Nomacorc, Christine was Research Manager for Vivelys. As such, she was in charge of the coordination of research projects ranging from grape maturity, to extraction during pressing or maceration, alcoholic fermentation, micro-oxygenation, wine/oak interactions, or wine conservation. She managed the trials in the experimental winery to produce wines of defined organoleptic profiles.

Christine has a Master Degree in Chemistry from the ENSIACET (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques, Toulouse) and a PhD in Food Science from Montpellier SupAgro (Institut national d’études supérieures agronomiques).

Stéphanie Bégrand

Enological Research Specialist


enology_team_S_BegrandStéphanie Bégrand joined Nomacorc’s Enology team in February 2012 as enological research specialist. She is responsible for managing Nomacorc’s extensive wine collection in Nimes, France where she organizes tastings and sensory analysis of wine closure trials with consumers and trade members.

Prior to joining Nomacorc, Stéphanie worked in the cellar at a cooperative winery near Châteauneuf du Pape where she primarily focused on the winemaking of white and rosé wines and red wine aging. In addition, she worked as a trainee for the Inter-Rhône wine research institute and was in charge of sensory analysis, winemaking and experimental projects.

Stéphanie has obtained several enological accreditations including National Diploma of Enologist, Master Degree in Wine and Vine, and Master Degree in Sensory Analysis and Food Quality.

Jean-Baptiste Dieval

Application Development Manager, Enology

Jean-Baptiste Dieval joined Nomacorc in 2007 after studies done at the high school of Agriculture in Bordeaux (ENITA) and a diploma of enology in Reims.

After joining Nomacorc, Jean-Baptiste worked in collaboration with INRA (French National Institute of Agronomic Research) to validate the use of Nomacorc’s revolutionary NomaSense analyzer. In addition, he participated in Nomacorc’s research program, which focused on the evolution of Grenache red and rosé wines.

Since then, Jean-Baptiste has worked on Oxygen Transfer Rate calibration using NomaSense and the elaboration of Nomacorc’s NomaSelector and SO2 calculators.

Today, he is the application development manager serving as the interface between the development of new concepts and its applications in the wine industry.

Magali-Eve Koralewski

Technical Writer

Magali-Eve Koralewski joined Nomacorc in April 2014 as the Enology department’s technical writer. In her role, Magali-Eve is responsible for creating technical content from enological researches and innovations developed by Nomacorc’s Enology team.

Magali-Eve has a strong background in journalism and writing. Previously, she spent six years as a journalist for Réussir Vigne magazine, a French publication specializing in viticulture and enology. As the enology section manager, Magali-Eve was primarily responsible for creating press papers for the print magazine’s enology section and for its website. Before her career in journalism, she worked as a winemaker in various wineries throughout the world including France, Oregon, USA, New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia.

Magali-Eve received a degree in biochemistry from the Université Montpellier 2, in Montpellier, France. She then went on to receive her national diploma of enologist from the Faculté de Pharmacie, in Montpellier and her master’s degree from the Université Aix-Marseille 1, in Aix-en-Provence.