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Courvoisier has a new CEO
30 septembre 2009
Patrice Pinet, who comes from the Deux Sevres and has been CEO of Courvoisier since 1 August, is preparing for the market to recover when he will be able to call on the Maxxium distribution network of the Beam group (wine and spirits branch of Fortune Brands, which owns Courvoisier). In Jarnac, Courvoisier (175 employees, sales of 200 million euros) is continuing to invest in its production facility at La Belloire, the site which is preparing to receive the last storehouse remaining in the town center.

Frapin does it again
28 septembre 2009
Olivier Paultes, the cellar master at Frapin who created the "best cognac in the world" last year, has now produced a new blend of unobtainable vintages of which only 1,270 bottles will be sold.

AOC Cognac regulatory text
25 septembre 2009
The homologation decree for the AOC Cognac specifications was published in the Official Journal on Thursday 24 September.

Cognac IGP in China at end of 2009 ?
23 septembre 2009
A Chinese delegation of 5 members of the general administration for quality supervision came to Cognac in mid-September to move forward the dossier on the recognition of AOC cognac as a protected geographical indicator (IGP) in China. Recognition could become official at the end of 2009.

An airship to film Hennessy
22 septembre 2009
A helium-inflated airship was in the skies over Cognac on Monday for the shooting of a corporate video about the cognac house.

Hennessy : international director
22 septembre 2009
André de Bausset has been international director of Hennessy since February.

11 May hailstorm
22 septembre 2009
Winegrowers affected by the hailstorm on 11 May took part in a meeting of the SGV winegrowers’ union on Monday in the village hall at Saint-Aulais. Aid measures were set out to the winegrowers.

Martell chooses Dynasys solution for supply chain management
21 septembre 2009
Martell cognac (Pernod Ricard group) has recently introduced “n.SKEP” software from Dynasys to optimize its supply chain management. “We carry more than 1,000 references, with a strong seasonal element over 4 months from August to November, for the end-of-year celebrations and the Chinese new year. We also have a range of 85 different bottles, indeed our planning strategy is complex. At the same time we have to manage the blending of our products, the manufacturing time and quality of our bottles, not to mention the cases and other luxury packaging. Stock, component and finished product management was becoming more and more unwieldy and our level of service was suffering.” explains Christian Milcendeau, logistics manager at Martell. Before adopting this solution, whose development began in 2007, obviously using transversal architecture, Martell used Excel to manage its supply chain.

Proceeds of BNIC charity sale reach almost 50,000 euros
21 septembre 2009
The proceeds of the charity sale “La Part des Anges”, organized by the BNIC on Thursday, included 46,650 euros from the auction and over 3,000 euros from the cost of the meals, giving a total of 49,800 euros for the French Institute.

Croizet untroubled by Varshavsky rumors
21 septembre 2009
The sales manager at Croizet in Saint-Même-les Carrières has refuted the disappearance of the company’s main shareholder, the Russian oligarch Varshavsky, and declared that the company is not affected by his debts.

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