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Pernod, Diageo and Seagram under attack
10 novembre 2004
The spirits groups Pernod Ricard, Diageo and Seagram are being taken to court in the US by Columbia for "contraband and money laundering". There are allegations of unfair competition with regard to Columbian public companies.

French spirits Federation defends itself
2 novembre 2004
Philippe Mouton is the new president of the French spirits federation (140 groups and companies).

Cognac shipments in September
2 novembre 2004
Cognac shipments plunged by 8.7% in September (-12.9% in North America, -10.8% in the Far East and -0.8% in Europe). Even so, sales over twelve months have risen by 2.4% (about 132 million bottles).

2.974 million hectoliters in the chais
2 novembre 2004
Currently, 2.974 million hectoliters of pure alcohol are aging in the warehouses. It is the equivalent of 10.7 billion bottles.

Award for Moulin de la Grange pineau
2 novembre 2004
Moulin de la Grange pineau (Château de Beaulon at Saint-Dizant-du Gua, belonging to Christian Thomas in Charente-Maritime) has been elected Savor of the Year 2005 in the category of wine-based aperitifs, natural sweet wines and other liqueurs.

Lebecq pineau honored
2 novembre 2004
The Hachette 2005 Wine Guide has singled out Lebecq pineau from Criteuil-la-Magdeleine.

Oeneo : 3rd quarter results
2 novembre 2004
Oeneo (Radoux cooperage at Jonzac in Charente-Maritime and Seguin Moreau at Merpins in the Charente) has reported 2004 3rd quarter sales of 48 million euros (-3.1% compared to the 3rd quarter in 2003). The cork business had sales of 18.7 million euros (18.7 million in 2003) with 29.3 million euros for the cooperage (30.8 million in 2003). Oeneo’s deficit now stands at 33.9 million euros.

Vodka made in Gensac
2 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.

Allied Domecq : good results
27 octobre 2004
The Allied Domecq group (Courvoisier cognac) has reported pretax profits on 31/08 of 755 million euros (+6%). Its sales have dropped slightly to 4.64 billion euros.

Martell increases its purchase price
27 octobre 2004
The Martell cognac house has announced a 1.5% increase in its purchase price paid to wine growers.

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