After many years working as a technical consultant, printer and photo-engraver in the publishing industry and just before retiring, he founded “SEPIA Art & Cartographie” with his wife Léone and a few friends to specialize in fine book printing.
Educated as a topography engineer, he turned into wine growing after grape-harvesting in Meursault, where he met his wife Valérie Poupon.
Successively vine grower of the Hospices de Beaune Domaine, then vineyard manager, consultant, teacher and manager of various Domaines, he is since 1996 manager of a “Grand Cru” Domaine in the Côte de Nuits.
In order to improve his knowledge of the Burgundy great vineyards, he started in 1978 a detailed cartography of the “Climats” (parcels of vineyard) and “Lieux-dits” (place names) of the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits.
Manager of his wife’s Domaine in Meursault, to start with, then wine merchant in Beaune, Pierre Poupon devoted his entire life to reading and writing, according to the latin precept: “Nulla dies sine linea” (no day without a line)
In a very clear and precise style, with sensitivity, he used his knowledge of the soils and his passion for wine tasting to present Burgundy wines as artistic and cultural items.