The French agronomist and oenologist Dr. Jean-Michel Boursiquot (* 1958) comes from a family of winemakers in the department Charente (the area of the cognac ). He studied at the university in Montpellier under the well-known ampelographer Pierre Galet (1921-2019), whose successor he became. As a scientific director of the department "Français de la Vigne et du Vin", he taught and published in the subjects ampelography with the areas of genetics and breeding. documents, interspecific hybrids as well as French and international varieties,
Boursiquot held important functions such as the OIV as Vice President (2001-2003), President of the Viticulture Commission (1997-2000), President of the Expert Group "Genetic Resources and Vine-Selection" (2004), at the INAO as a member of the National Wine Committee and at the UPOV as a national expert. He has received multiple awards for his many achievements, including the “Ordre du Mérite Abgricole” (2003) from the French Ministry of Agriculture and the “Medal of Merit” (2005) from the OIV. In collaboration with the University of California From the 1990s onwards he was involved in the pedigree of many French grape varieties DNA analysis significantly involved, especially the numerous Pinotsorten plus descendants to be mentioned. He works closely with Dr. Carole Meredith and Thierry Lacombe together.