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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.

Rémy-Cointreau bond issue
12 janvier 2005
Rémy-Cointreau is to issue a 150 million euro high-yield bond to refinance its 319 million Oceane bond which comes to maturity in 2006. Despite being harshly marked, the share price is at its highest level for two years, as analysts consider that Rémy-Cointreau has potential for growth if it has closer ties with other firms in this sector. In another move, Rémy-Cointreau has just hired Anne-Charlotte Amory, formerly with Danone, to manage its champagne branch, currently in difficulty.

Oeneo reaches agreement with the banks
12 janvier 2005
Oeneo (corks and barrel-making, including Seguin-Moreau in the Charente and Radoux in Charente-Maritime) has reached an agreement with the banks to defer repayment of a 76 million euro loan for two years.

D. Hériard-Dubreuil : Legion of Honour
12 janvier 2005
Dominique Hériard-Dubreuil, CEO of Rémy-Cointreau has been promoted to the rank of Officer in the Legion of Honour.

Oeneo sells a stave mill
12 janvier 2005
Oeneo (corks and barrel-making, including Seguin-Moreau in the Charente and Radoux in Charente-Maritime) has announced the sale of a stave mill in the United States for 900,000 euros. Thanks to this sell, 385.000 euros will be invest in a Seguin Moreau french oak stave mill.

Strike at Taransaud
12 janvier 2005
Workers at the Taransaud cooperage (Merpins) went on strike on 10 January to call for a pay increase.

3 vineyards unite for Athanor
5 janvier 2005
Three vineyards (B. Vergnaud at Ligné, J.-Y. Varagnac at Charmé and the GAEC Champ-de-Frêne at St-Fraigne) have joined forces to produce and market "Athanor" cognac through an economic interest grouping.

Tourism : Camus changes its strategy
5 janvier 2005
The Camus cognac house has decided to give up using the little train in the town of Cognac for tourist visits. It wishes to concentrate on tourism centered on "ambassadors and epicureans".

Pernod-Ricard - solidarity with Asia
5 janvier 2005
The Pernod-Ricard group (owners of Martell cognac) has made a donation of 700,000 euros to the disaster victims in south east Asia.

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