Michael Sipowicz – Doctoral Student

Michael Sipowicz

Doctoral Student

Contact Information
Phone: 806-928-3847
Email: mpsipowicz@ag.tamu.edu

Pursuing a Ph.D. in Food Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, expected 2014

Research Interest
Mr. Sipowicz has spent the past 17 years in the private sector as a professional winemaker, brewmaster and consultant. He is currently the AgriLife Extension enology specialist for the State of Texas. As such, his main focus relates to significant quality issues most relevant to Texas wine producers along with ways to aid them in producing higher quality, stable wines, consistently. Mr. Sipowicz has a profound interest in wine quality and particularly the compounds which negatively affect wine quality. Some specific areas of interests:

  • Synergistic relationship between methoxypyrazine compounds and aromatic sulfidic compounds in wine
  • Black Spanish production protocol development targeting increased end product quality
  • Co‐fermentation as a means of producing stable, non‐sterile filtered, yet fruit forward white wines
  • Chemical characterization and comparison of Vitis vinifera to Vitis aestivalis (also V. vinifera cross V. aestivalis)
  • Metal ion interaction in wine as related to methoxypyrazine compound perception and content

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