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Hennessy : stoppage on 14 June
14 juin 2006
A joint labor union meeting is scheduled for 14 June at Hennessy (its wages policy is on the agenda).

LVMH : management award
13 juin 2006
The LVMH group (Hennessy) has won the 2006 Award for the Best Management Team.

Rémy-Cointreau : 2005-2006 results
13 juin 2006
Rémy-Cointreau, which sold off Bois Liqueurs et Spiritueux in April and is currently in the process of selling Bonnet champagne and de Luze cognac, has reported a 4.5% increase in turnover for 2005-2006 to 798.3 million. The results are marked by the progress of Rémy-Martin fine champagne cognacs. Even though sales of the latter have fallen by 1.5% in volume, turnover has risen by 3.3% to 322.6 million euros.

Barman competition at Rémy-Martin
13 juin 2006
Europe’s best barmen met recently in Cognac for the Bartender Contest organized by Rémy-Martin. The jury chose Dutchman Robert Schinkal as the winner. He combined Rémy-Martin XO with three cheeses (brie, roquefort and camembert) and preserves sprinkled with cinnamon and cocoa.

Exceptional cognacs raise 15,000 euros for a good cause
13 juin 2006

The charity auction of bottles and carafes of exceptional cognacs, organized by the Bnic at the end of cognac week under the hammer of Me Tasset, raised over 15,000 euros for the « Aurore » association which works to finance holidays and sports activities for young people.

More than 200 people came to the sale for which 18 cognac houses had donated exceptional products. The Aurore association, under the presidency of Mme Firino Martell, raised in one evening the equivalent of its annual budget.

Here is the list of prices paid at the auction (some bottles were quite well overpaid because of the charitable nature of the operation).

See also the following pdf file for more details concerning the bottles (in french).

PDF - 72.3 ko
Descriptif détaillé des bouteilles vendues.
(c) 2006 cognac.fr

New cognac for Meukow
12 juin 2006
The Meukow house has launched a new XO Grande Champagne cognac.

Rémy-Martin hires Guy Manssens
12 juin 2006
Formerly with Béghin-Say and Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin, Guy Manssens has been hired by Rémy-Martin as a plant manager.

Cognac for a good cause
9 juin 2006
18 cognac merchant houses offered exceptional bottles of cognac which were sold at auction on 8 June (starting bids from 100 to 6,000 euros) with proceeds going to an association providing support for underprivileged children.

Marie Brizard brass at Hine
9 juin 2006
Recently, Hine cognac in Jarnac was visited by the top management of the Marie Brizard group, recently taken over by Belvédère which had acquired Hine from LVMH in 2003 .

Rémy-Cointreau (Rémy-Martin cognac) in Russia
9 juin 2006
Rémy-Cointreau has signed a reciprocal distribution agreement in the US and in Russia with Russian Standard, one of the major brands of vodka, and thus becomes sole distributor in the US with the Russian group becoming sole distributor for the Rémy-Cointreau brands (Rémy-Martin cognac, Piper Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck champagnes). The aim is to outstrip Hennessy and become number one in the Russian market.

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