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Thief enamored with cognac
15 mars 2005
The police have discovered over one thousand bottles of alcohol, including some cognac, in the attic of an inhabitant of the Charente. The man, who works for a transport company which works notably for the Prince Hubert de Polignac cognac house, has admitted stealing the bottles over a period of ten years. He is accused of theft and will appear in court in Angoulême on 3 May.

Rémy-Martin on strike
15 mars 2005
Employees in the packaging and ageing units of Remy-martin (Merpins) went on strike on 10 March to call for salary increases.

Hennessy : 4th out of 100
15 mars 2005
The "Impact" 2004 league table of top spirits brands places Hennessy in 4th position (behind 2 vodkas and a rum), with 3.6 million 9 liter cases sold, with a total retail value of 1.985 billion dollars. Rémy Martin is in 17th place, Grey Goose vodka (H. Mounier) 31st, Martell 33rd and Courvoisier 34th.

Godet cognacs on the move
15 mars 2005
After years of being pointed out as an industrial risk, Godet cognacs have begun their move from La Rochelle (St-Nicolas) to Laleu. The new premises cover 2,500 m². The cost of the move is between 2 and 2.5 million euros.

Rémy-Cointreau strengthens its management team
8 mars 2005
J.M. Laborde, who arrived from LVMH and has been Director General of Rémy-Cointreau since September, has strengthened the executive committee with C. Liabastre (director of strategy and brand development), D. Lafaurie (director of operations) and J.-F. Boueil (DHR). The other members of the committee are H. Dumesny, financial director and Jim Chambers, CEO of Remy Amerique.

Young Chinese attracted by whisky
8 mars 2005
The Anglo-Saxon wave is also having its effect on alcohol consumption in China. Young Chinese now drink mainly whisky whereas their elders had chosen cognac as their preferred foreign alcohol.

Rémy-Martin pays tribute to Ray Charles
8 mars 2005
The Rémy-Martin cognac house was a partner for the preview in Paris on 15 February of the film "Ray", which tells the life of the American musician Ray Charles who died in 2004. It has created two cocktails for the occasion whose names have been inspired by songs : "Georgia on my mind" and "It’s alright".

Selling cognac with no risk
8 mars 2005
The cognac houses are taking steps to enable their sales representatives to sell and taste cognacs without taking any risks at the wheel. For example, Hennessy has signed an agreement with a taxi company.

74.4% increase for cognac in Singapore
2 mars 2005
Sales of cognac in Singapore rose by 74.4% in 2004.

Awards for cognacs and pineau
2 mars 2005
Royer cognacs were awarded a gold medal for their VSOP and a silver medal for their XO at the agricultural show on Sunday. Silver medals were also awarded to cognacs from Gauthier, Dupont, Jacques Denis, Rousille, Unicognac and Monnet. The extra-old pineau from GAEC Joussaume at Roullet also struck gold while its white pineau was awarded a silver medal.

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