Dr. Stéphane Vidal
Global Director of Enology
Stéphane 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.
Dr. Maurizio Ugliano
Enological Research Manager
Maurizio Ugliano joined Nomacorc in September 2010 as its enological research manager. Based out of Nomacorc’s enology headquarters in Nimes, France, he is responsible for coordinating research initiatives and overseeing academic research partnerships.
Before joining Nomacorc, Maurizio was the lead scientist for an oxygen management research program as well as yeast nutrients at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) in Adelaide, Australia. He pioneered numerous studies on wine aroma chemistry, microbiology and oxygen management. Maurizio has also served as a research assistant in the Department of Food Science at the University of Naples in Italy.
Maurizio has an extensive research background in food science, with a focus on flavor biochemistry. In addition, he is the co-author of more than 60 scientific and technical publications in the areas of food processing, yeast metabolism, wine aroma and chemistry of oxygen in wine.
Maurizio earned his Ph.D. in food biotechnology from the University of Foggia in Italy.
Business Support Manager
Edina Kiss joined Nomacorc in October 2005 as sales manager for Central and Eastern Europe. She then joined Nomacorc’s Enology team as the department’s business support manager. In her current role, Edina acts as product manager for Nomacorc’s Wine Quality Solutions business. She is also in charge of managing relationships with strategic partners.
In addition to supporting Nomacorc’s Wine Quality Solutions business, Edina oversees the company’s wine collection for technical tastings in support of Nomacorc’s Oxygen Management strategy program.
Prior to joining Nomacorc, Edina worked for Austria’s largest wine retailer, WEIN & CO, and was the commercial manager responsible for expansion activity in Eastern European countries.
She obtained her Master of Science degree in Economics and is a recipient of the Wine Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 – Advanced certificate. Edina is married and currently lives in Budapest, Hungary.
Enological Research Specialist
Stéphanie 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.
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 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.