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Pineau defends itself against taxes
19 novembre 2009
After 6 years of fighting to have the taxes on their products reduced, the officials at the pineau and spirits professional trade organization have decided to take their combat to the media. The national pineau committee and the pineau producers’ union consider that the surcharge on pineau is unbearable and are launching wide-ranging actions to bring about a change in the law. Each year, pineau brings the state 20 million euros in tax revenue (24 million when VAT is included).

Camus groups its storehouses in Segonzac
17 novembre 2009
On 16 Novembre Camus sold its storehouses and the 80,000m˛ it owned in Merpins. The group is now concentrating its storehouses at “La Nérolle” in Segonzac (current capacity 80,000hl) where work has already been carried out to bring the facilities up to norm.

2009 harvest : report
11 novembre 2009
According to Luc Lurton, the director of the Bnic viticultural station, « 2009 has been marked by a healthy grape harvest with a high level of maturity. The bulk of the harvest was carried out in ideal conditions in hot dry weather. In general, fermentation took place rapidly with high temperatures being reached, often close to 30°C”

Press conference on taxation of vins de liqueur
11 novembre 2009
A press conference is being organized on 16 November in Cognac concerning the 2.8% increase in duty on vins de liqueur, including pineau, which takes effect on 1 January 2010, in the presence of Christian Baudry, the president of the national confederation of AOC vins de liqueur producers, Jezan-Bernard de Larquier, the president of the national committee for pineau and Jean-Marie Baillif, the president of the pineau producers’ union.

Summit named cocktail of the year 2009
5 novembre 2009
The “Summit”, a cocktail made with a lime zest, 6 cl of artisanal lemonade, 4 slices of fresh ginger, a thin cucumber peel and 4 cl of VSOP cognac, has been voted “Cocktail of the year 2009”.

New academic year at the Université des eaux-de-vie
5 novembre 2009
The International University of spirits in Segonzac (Charente) has opened its 2009-2010 academic year. There are 22 students including 5 Chinese, 2 Russians and a Moroccan.

Chinese visit Hennessy
4 novembre 2009
A Chinese delegation will be received on 5 November by Hennessy in Cognac.

Rémy Martin presents its red wine
4 novembre 2009
The Rémy Martin cognac house presented its 2006 vintage Domaine du Grollet on Tuesday 3 November. It will go on sale in December.

Pernod-Ricard : higher targets
3 novembre 2009
Pernod-Ricard has conformed its objectives for 2009-2010 with expected growth between 1 and 3% of recurring operating profit (1.8 billion euros in 2008-2009). In addition, Alexandre Ricard, 37, has been appointed to the Pernod Ricard board of directors, thus strengthening the family control of the group.

Bache-Gabrielsen plays the local card
3 novembre 2009
H. Bache-Gabrielsen has been elected president of the board of directors of the family cognac house of the same name (1.5 million bottles per year in 25 countries). He would like to strengthen their presence in Cognac.

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