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A century of cognac celebrated in Jarnac
16 septembre 2009
As part of the heritage days this weekend, the Jarnac cognac houses are celebrating 100 years of the cognac appellation with the town council with an exhibition at the Hötel Renard.

"L’Essence" : 2,000 euros per bottle by Courvoisier
16 septembre 2009
Courvoisier has added to the top of its range with "L’Essence de Courvoisier", its new top-of-the-range cognac, a rare blend based on the "coupe Napoléon", invented in 1910. The nectar is presented in a Baccarat crystal decanter suspended on a metal hoop and retails at almost 2,000 euros.

Merpins economic interest group disbanded
16 septembre 2009
The Merpins winegrowers’ defense association was disbanded on Thursday during an extraordinary general assembly at Saint-Lheurine (Charente-Maritime). It was created to defend the 104 winegrowers in the Merpins economic interest group who were caught up in a financial imbroglio which was finally resolved in their favor at the end of 2008.

Temperatures rising in the vineyards
16 septembre 2009
A study commissioned by the BNIC and carried out by Laetitia Boitaud, which was presented on Thursday, shows that in the last 30 years, average temperatures have risen by 0.8°C (Cognac) and 1°C (Saintes) in the cognac production area. The temperature will continue to rise but its precise effects on production remain unknown.

Cognacs under the hammer
14 septembre 2009
The BNIC is organizing a gala dinner on 17 September when 23 exceptional bottles from 23 cognac houses will be sold at auction with the proceeds being used to restore two paintings from the Château de Chantilly.

SGV warns against too low prices
14 septembre 2009
In the Cognac winegrowing area, the SGV winegrowers’ union has issued a warning that prices to brokers are too low. With an average price paid between 573 and 665 euros per hectoliter of pure alcohol (in Petite Champagne and Fins Bois respectively) the SGV concludes that some growers have sold at an even lower price whereas the cost price is estimated to be 1,049 euros per hectoliter ! “We have always backed winegrowers holding stocks, but there is no point in working under these conditions !” declared angrily Xavier Desouche, the general secretary of SGV, who is prepared publicly to denounce winegrowers who sell too cheaply if the present situation continues. Rather than slash prices, the SGV advises winegrowers with cash flow problems to turn to the banks or to ask for spreading out of payments from creditors such as the MSA.

Martell invites its winegrowers
10 septembre 2009
Martell brought together its winegrower suppliers on Tuesday and gave the latest position concerning its strategy. The cognac house said that its four storehouses at Chanteloup are full (90,000 hl). Four storehouses are to be put into service at Lignères with a capacity of 150,000 hl. In addition, the limited series edition “L’Or de Martell” will go on sale on 17 September.

Hennessy sale
10 septembre 2009
Rumors are still circulating about the sale of Hennessy (LVMH group) to Diageo. Some people feel that the deal has already been done.

BNIC workshop
8 septembre 2009
The BNIC is holding a workshop with its viticultural research station on 10 September in the Salamandre conference hall in Cognac.

Exhibition on 100 years of AOC Cognac
8 septembre 2009
An exhibition to celebrate 100 years of the Cognac AOC is on view at the Hotel Renard from 18 to 20 September.

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