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China on display in Cognac
28 avril 2004
As part of the Year of China in France an exhibition of 90 drawings by the artist Hippolyte Romain will be on display from 18 June to 5 September at the Quais Hennessy, depicting scenes of daily life in China on the theme of an imaginary story of a meeting between the "Dame de Shanghaï XO" and Louis Rondon, first importer of cognac into China.

The art of Cognac
28 avril 2004
A museum of the "art of Cognac" showing how cognac is produced, the associated trades (cooper, distiller, taster, glass-maker, packaging designer, printer ...) and the economic and social history of Cognac is to open in Cognac on 26 June. There are over 1,000 exhibits and 25,000 labels on display in an olfactory multimedia presentation.

Vinexpo Americas
28 avril 2004
Vinexpo, the American version of Vinexpo, which takes place every two years in Bordeaux, will be held this year from 20 to 22 June in Chicago at the McCormick Place.

Courvoisier in court
21 avril 2004
The management of Courvoisier and its works committee were both in the High Court in Angoulême yesterday to explain the non-payment of a subsidy due to finance the mission of a certified public accountant requested by the works committee. The ruling in this case is due to be made on 10 June.

AGM at Courvoisier
21 avril 2004
The Jarnac cognac house Courvoisier brought together its 950 suppliers in mid-April. The 2003 harvest should produce some 31,000 hectoliters of pure alcohol.

LVMH : turnover in wines and spirits
14 avril 2004
LVMH’s turnover in the wines and spirits sector (Hennessy cognacs) rose by 11% in the first quarter of 2004 to 451 million euros. This sector has boosted the overall group turnover to 2.84 billion euros (+2% compared to the first quarter of 2003).

Pineau foreign markets
6 avril 2004
The Belgian market represents 74% of pineau sales abroad. It is ahead of Canada (16.2%), Germany 1.8%), Denmark (1.1%) and the United Kingdom (1.1%). The rest of the world accounts for 5.8%.

French spirits Federation defends itself
6 avril 2004
At a moment when adjustments to the Evin law are being debated, the French spirits Federation (FFS) deplores the "fact that strong alcohols and spirits are lumped together". It considers that the alcohol contained in spirits is no stronger that in other alcoholic beverages.

Cognac results for 2003
6 avril 2004
According to the economic review "Impact", the cognac houses of Hennessy, Rémy Martin, Courvoisier and Martell sold 7.4 million cases in 2003. In 3 years the leader Hennessy has increased its sales by 17.4% (3.4 million cases in 2003). Rémy Martin sold 1.7 million cases last year and Courvoisier sold 1.2 million. As for Martell, it sold 1.1 million cases. Altogether 10,960 million cases were shipped last year.

Grey Goose : 1.4 million cases in 2003
6 avril 2004
In 2003, sales of Grey Goose vodka, which is produced by H. Mounier at Gensac-la Pallue, reached 1.4 million cases.

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