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Meetings at Hennessy
23 novembre 2004
The new CEO of Hennessy, P. Sauvageot, is meeting the executives of the company on Friday and the personnel on Monday.

Etapes du cognac
23 novembre 2004
The Etapes du cognac association (cognac trails) has received 9,550 euros from the BNIC, which represents 19.7% of its budget.

Invitation to visit distilling country
23 novembre 2004
The Charente tourism committee has sent out 13,000 leaflets to 9,000 French households, inviting them to come and explore the world of the bouilleurs de cru.

Courvoisier and unsolicited advertising
17 novembre 2004
The hit "Pass the Courvoisier" by the American rapper Busta rhymes, which refers to the very chic brand of cognac "between settling scores and suggestive remarks" has made the famous brand the favorite drink among rappers from the Bronx in New York. But this association with a group of customers who were not being targeted does not necessarily suit Courvoisier. This misadventure is related in "TGV Magazine" and "Management" as an example of a "cuckoo market", a sort of brand squatting against which the brands (luxury brands are the most common target) can do virtually nothing.

Cost of gas and bouilleurs de cru
17 novembre 2004
The bouilleurs de cru (distillers) have been hit very hard by the rise in the cost of gas, which represents up to 25% of the cost of distillation. The operators have raised their prices by 10 to 25%. However, certain cognac houses rely on wood and coal for their distillation. This is the case of Dudognon in Lignières-Sonneville. It distills a hectoliter of pure alcohol with 86 kg of coal. A ton of coal costs about 283 euros whereas the cost of a ton of gas was already 500 euros in 2003.

Financial aid for viticulture
17 novembre 2004
The elected representatives of the Poitou-Charentes region have decided to allocate a grant of 50,000 euros to the committee for the promotion of Charente vin de pays for the campaign which has just finished. A reserve of 300,000 euros has also been set aside to promote viticulture for cognac.

Vodka made in Gensac
10 novembre 2004
Grey Goose, a brand of vodka produced at Gensac-la-Pallue by H Mounier (1.4 million cases sold last year), has been bought by Bacardi from Sidney Frank Importing.

Marie Brizard : half year results
10 novembre 2004
Marie Brizard (Gautier Cognac in Aigre) has reported net results, groupís share of 4.2 million euros for the first six months of 2004. The operating profit is 6.1 million euros and turnover is 164.7 million.

Camus leaves Avant-Scène
10 novembre 2004
The Camus cognac company has decided to halt its sponsorship of the Avant-Scène theatrical association.

Campaign decree
10 novembre 2004
The campaign decree has been published in the Official Gazette. It sets the yield in the cognac AOC area at 130 hectoliters per hectare and the amount of wine normally produced (QNV) at 7.6 hl of pure alcohol per hectare. The table wine QNV is set at 114 hectoliters in volume.

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