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New bottling line for Martell
6 septembre 2005
Martell inaugurated its bottling facility last Friday at Lignères in the presence of Paul Ricard. There are about one hundred employees (for a total of 450 within the cognac house) and the investment necessary was 12 million euros.

Breakdown of cognac sales in 2004
6 septembre 2005
In 2004, 10.5 million cases of cognac were sold throughout the world. The sales breakdown is as follows : Hennessy (3.6 million), Rémy Martin (1.7 million), Martell (1.16 million), Courvoisier (1.12 million) and other cognac houses (2.92 million).

Shipments of cognac in June 2005
31 août 2005

In June 2005, the volume of cognac shipments were the equivalent of 32,964 hectoliters of pure alcohol, an 11.60% rise over the previous year. Over the last twelve months, sales of cognac have exceeded 132 million bottles.

 

Eminem puts cognac in the tank
31 août 2005
Whenever the American rapper Enimen gives a concert, he insists that the organizers provide a dressing room equipped with a large screen, a video games console, a basketball ring and a bar stocked with cognac, champagne and beer.

BNIC viticultural research station workshop on 8 September
31 août 2005
The BNIC cognac trade organization is organizing a technical workshop in the La Salamandre conference center in Cognac on 8 September. Details and reservations on 05.45.35.61.00.

Rémy Cointreau sells Bols
31 août 2005
The Rémy Cointreau group has sold its 50% stake in the Polish company Bols to the American group CEDC for 108 million euros.

Ministers to inaugurate the Martell & Co bottling site
31 août 2005
Dominique Bussereau, the minister of Agriculture, and Gérard Larcher, the minister delegate for Employment, Labor Relations and Youth Employment, will be at Lignères on 2 September for the official inauguration of the Martell & Co bottling site. On the same day they will also inaugurate a rue Paul Ricard in Rouillac.

Bache-Gabrielsen cognacs are 100 years old
31 août 2005
Bache-Gabrielsen cognacs, which sell their products exclusively in Norway, are celebrating their centenary in September. The company is currently building a storehouse in Cognac with an investment of over 150,000 euros. It employs about fifteen people.

Hériard-Dubreuil and the Medef
31 août 2005
Dominique Hériard-Dubreuil, CEO of Rémy-Cointreau, remains on the executive council of the Medef, employers’ organization, under the leadership of Laurence Parisot. She became a member of the council in January 2003.

Vines in good shape
31 août 2005
In the Cognac area, the vines should yield between 120 and 130 hl per hectare. The grape harvest may begin on about 20th September. From August 2004 to July 2005, 383,714 hl of pure alcohol were shipped (an increase of 15,252 hl over the previous year).

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