Jacques Puisais

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Jacques Puisais (8 June 1927 – 6 December 2020) was a French oenologist and taste philosopher.

Life and career[edit]

Puisais was born in Poitiers on 8 June 1927. He held a PhD in chemistry, and directed the laboratoire départemental et régional d'analyse in Tours. Puisais started giving courses of taste education in 1964. He was a member of the INAO.

He created the Institut Français du Goût in 1976, in order to develop multidisciplinary research around taste and food sensitivity. Eager to introduce children to taste, Puisais developed a method of sensory awakening that has been used in classrooms since then.[1]

He died from COVID-19 on 6 December 2020, at the age of 93.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Classes du goût".
  2. ^ Indre-et-Loire : Jacques Puisais l'épicurien est décédé