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Hennessy VIPS
7 décembre 2005
The 170 restaurant and bar owners in the Poitou-Charentes area who are "ambassadors" for Hennessy were recently invited on a VIP visit of the company.

Breton takes over champagne
6 décembre 2005
Pernod Ricard has just entrusted Lionel Breton, head of Martell, with the management of Champagnes Mumm Perrier-Jouet which it acquired recently with Allied Domecq. Lionel Breton is now CEO of the new company Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouet and considers that a complementary offer of "cognac and champagne" is indispensable to its development, notably in Asia.

Cognac and ... Paris
6 décembre 2005
In order to promote cognac, the Bnic was present at the Saveurs trade fair last weekend in Paris.

New president for Oreco
6 décembre 2005
J.-D. Fougère has succeeded B. de Massol at the head of Oreco, which stocks 12% of eaux-de-vie in the region, with turnover in 2003 of 8.5M €.

Other spirits news
6 décembre 2005
The Agency for Industry, Research and the Environment (DRIRE) has just classified the Hennessy storage facility at Cherves-Richemont at high Seveso threshold. Patrick Brisset, a wine grower (St-Preuil) and creator of the liqueur "L’Orange bleue" is launching a vodka.

Hennessy : fines for 2 counterfeiters
6 décembre 2005
A court in Shanghai recently fined two Chinese companies 300,000 yuans (21,542 euros) for having produced "French brandy cognacs" in China called "Hanlissy" and "Henglishi".

VS Pack wraps up the spirits
6 décembre 2005
Over 2000 visitors are expected at Cognac (Charente) on Tuesday and Wednesday for VS Pack, the packaging trade fair for wines and spirits organized by Atlanpack at the Espace 3000 in Cognac. Almost 90 French SMEs are exhibiting their know-how, including 25 companies from the Charente. Packaging represents 7000 jobs in the Charente. Last Monday, the education validation commission at the University of Poitiers gave its approval to the principle of opening a Master diploma (bac+5) in "marketing, strategy, design and packaging" in Angoulême.

Charentaise de décor investing
6 décembre 2005
The Charentaise de décor (glass frosting, Gensac-La-Pallue) is investing 10.5 million euros in production capacity and the environment. Now part of the Groupe de la Seine (turnover 15 million euros, 110 employees), the facility produces 40 million bottles annually.

Grey Goose vodka
30 novembre 2005
Just over a year after the takeover of Grey Goose vodka (produced in Gensac-la-Pallue) for 2 billion euros, Bacardi-Martini has declared that its sales are growing by 20 to 30% each year and wants to consolidate its American outlets by developing other markets.

Cognac sales
30 novembre 2005
Shipments of cognac amounted to 388,089 hectoliters over the last 12 months (+4.6%). In October , shipments fell by -4.5% compared to 2004. Also of note, the BNIC has inaugurated its new website.

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