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Cognac prepares its Parisian showcase
25 février 2004
90 volunteers gathered at the BNIC on 20 February to prepare the promotion of cognac at the Paris Agriculture Show in March. Cognac will take up 100 of the 2,000 m2 allocated to the Poitou-Charentes, the guest of honor of the show which will take place from 28 February to 7 March.

Rémy Martin and ACV are partners
25 février 2004
The Maison des Maines (formerly the ACV cooperative) has announced the creation of a joint venture with GCP, a marketing structure linked to Rémy Martin (Champaco and Prochacoop to be more precise). The subsidiary, called Maison des Maines International, intends to sell 340,000 bottles in 2003-2004 (650,000 in 2004-2005).

Camus launches an "Île de Ré" XO
25 février 2004
The Camus cognac house (150 employees) is to market an extra-old product in the Île de Ré.

A passion fruit cocktail made in Jurignac
25 février 2004
Roger Prisset, a winegrower who owns 28 hectares of vines at Jurignac (Charente), has produced a cocktail made with maracudja (passion fruit juice from the West Indies). Mr. Prisset also produces pineau and received a "Innovative product" special mention for his cocktail during the "Saveurs de Poitou-Charentes" competition.

NTS at Ambleville
25 février 2004
Thierry Grandjean and Nadine Gestreau founded NTS in 2002, a company which helps winegrowers to sell their produce directly by providing advice and solutions for marketing as well as for packaging their wines.

Cognac white wine harvested in 2003
25 février 2004
In 2003 in the Cognac area, from the 72,726 hectares harvested, a volume of 7.76 million hectoliters of cognac white wine was produced (8.6 million hectoliters in 2002).

Cognac : 2003 results
18 février 2004
In 2003, shipments from cognac storehouses rose by 2.8% (417,000 hl of pure alcohol). 95% of cognac production was exported (120.7 million bottles). Exports rose by 5.4% (including +10.4% to the US). But sales in Germany fell by 11.3%.

Seguin-Moreau has flair
18 février 2004
The Seguin-Moreau cooperage (Merpins facility, Oeneo group) uses an "electronic nose" composed of sensors which enables it to identify the aromas of the barrels after they have been heated. It can handle 180 barrels a day.

Calvet employees demonstrate
18 février 2004
Employees of the Bordeaux wine brokerage Calvet demonstrated yesterday in Cognac, outside the offices of their main shareholder, H. Mounier. A planned redundancy scheme includes the loss of 54 jobs (out of 93) at Calvet. A delegation was received by Francis Barrat, director of H. Mounier.

Martell in China
18 février 2004
At the end of last week, Martell received 230 representatives of Pernod-Ricard China. Sales of Martell have risen in China by 60% in a year. The product targets 4% of the population, some 50 million Chinese. In terms of cognac, Martell lies in second position behind Rémy-Martin.

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