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Hennessy backs local promotion
15 février 2005
Hennessy cognacs have appointed J.-M. Granger in charge of promotion in the Charente and Charente Maritime. S. Bourgeois is the new director of the Quais tourist center.

Cognac at the agricultural show
15 février 2005
The BNIC trade organization is to offer a presentation stand for the 280 brands of cognac in the delimited area during the Paris agricultural show (26 February to 6 March).

Martell growing strongly
15 février 2005
The wines and spirits branch of the Pernod Ricard group has reported a 2.1% increase in 2004, some 3.490 million, with particular attention on Chivas Regal whisky and Martell cognac. Overall volumes of cognac have risen by 7% with Cordon Bleu, the company’s leading product, progressing sharply (+29%).

Otor Godard before industrial tribunal
15 février 2005
Otor Godard has cancelled the 5 day suspension of an employee imposed after a dispute with one of his superiors. The company has thus implemented a ruling by the industrial tribunal.

L’Express in Cognac
15 février 2005
The magazine L’Express published on 14 February devotes 8 pages to cognac and the Cognac area.

Gold medal for Meukow
15 février 2005
Vanilla, a blend of cognac and vanilla produced by Meukow, has been awarded a gold medal in the United States. The north American market represents 36% of cognac sales in the world.

New carafe for Courvoisier
8 février 2005
Courvoisier will officially launch a luxury carafe "Succession J.S." on 9 February at Jarnac castle.

Pernod Ricard has its eye on Allied Domecq
8 février 2005
The Wall Street Journal has reported that Pernod Ricard (Martell Cognac) is once again examining a possible takeover bid for Allied Domecq (Courvoisier Cognac).

Good sales of quality cognacs
8 février 2005
Pernod-Ricard has reported 2004 turnover of 3.572 billion euros (+1.1%). The group’s sales have been buoyed by spirits (such as Martell, Chivas Regal or Jameson), led by the top-of-the-range products (to the detriment of cheaper alcohols). The American and Asian markets have confirmed their dynamic state. Altogether, some 13.5 million bottles of superior quality cognac (XO, Napoleon ...) were sold in 2004 (all producers taken together), a rise of 17.5%.

Courvoisier expanding
1er février 2005
The Courvoisier cognac house (Jarnac) has opened a new storehouse this week covering 2,400 mē (10,000 barrels each containing 400 liters) at its La Belloire facility. Courvoisier is expected to launch a new product on 9 February. It sells 1.25 million cases each year (including 500,000 in the US) and accounts for 4% of turnover of the Allied-Domecq group.

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