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Godet cognacs
19 janvier 2005
Even though Godet cognacs will be moving to Laleu before the summer of 2005, the company will nevertheless retain its headquarters in the St-Nicolas quarter of La Rochelle.

Remy-Cointreau subsidiary in Hong-Kong
19 janvier 2005
Dynasty Fine Wines Group, a subsidiary of Remy-Cointreau (leader in the Chinese wine market with 13%) is to be listed in Hong-Kong from 26 January. Remy- Cointreau retains 24.8% of the capital.

International training in spirits comes to Cognac
19 janvier 2005
Sixteen students from the International Wine and spirits organization have spent a two week training period in Cognac. Their training was centered on tasting and visiting the various cognac houses.

A rugby team for cognac
19 janvier 2005
Jérôme Royer, the mayor of Jarnac (Charente), who is also the director general of the Louis-Royer cognac house, would like to form a rugby team to represent the cognac delimited area. It could undertake tours abroad to promote the product.

Force ouvrière at the head of the Chais de cognac commission
19 janvier 2005
François Jean is the new general secretary of the Chais de cognac commission. He replaces Joël Thibaud who wishes to devote himself to his role as labor tribunal advisor and union representative at Hennessy.

Competition for barmen
19 janvier 2005
Rémy-Martin is organizing the second "Bartender style masters" competition in ten capitals on 31 march. The final will be held in Cognac on 23 May.

Elections at Hennessy
19 janvier 2005
Union elections take place in Hennessy (640 employees) on 20 January.

Cognac shipments in 2004
19 janvier 2005
Shipments of cognac rose by 6% in 2004, according to initial figures which have yet to be confirmed by the BNIC.

Studies at the Cognac viticultural research station
19 janvier 2005
The viticultural station has suggested several improvements with regard to grassing, initially intended to ensure vigorous growth. It has been observed that grassing lowers the nitrogen content of the must. It is recommended that it be done only every other year or just at the base of the stock. In addition, given the reappearance of diseases which attack the trunk such as esca, the viticultural research station is looking for an environmentally friendly solution.

Cognac fête from 14 to 17 July
12 janvier 2005
In 2005, the cognac fête, organized by the JAAC young farmers’ association, will take place from 14 to 17 July. Last year it attracted some 35,000 people.

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