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Raynal & Cie not for sale
3 septembre 2003
Patrick Quatraveaux, CEO of Raynal & Cie (ex-Pellisson), specializing in brandy from Cognac, has denied rumors that the company is up for sale. However, the change of shareholder has not been ruled out. The company sells over 500,000 cases each year.

Cookery classes on the theme of pineau
3 septembre 2003
Thierry Verrat, the chef at La Ribaudière in Bourg-Charente, will be giving a cookery class on the theme of pineau at the Ritz Escoffier School in Paris on 18 September.

New president at the BNIC
1er août 2003
Jean-Pierre Lacarrière has replaced Bernard Guionnet as president of the BNIC. He is the CEO of Rémy Martin and CLS Rémy Cointreau.

Martell : redundancy notices
1er août 2003
71 employees at Martell (Cognac) have received their redundancy notices by post as part of the first wave of redundancies. Three other groups are scheduled : in September 2003, December 2004 and June 2005. In total, 114 jobs are due to disappear.

Camus waiting for enlargement
1er août 2003
The cognac houses are particularly attentive to the future enlargement of the European Union from January 2004. For Camus, the fifth largest cognac company, entry into certain eastern European countries represents a real opportunity to develop its market. The export market in Europe represents only 10 % (60 % in Asia). Cyril Camus, marketing manager of the cognac house, believes that a rapid acceleration in the consumption of cognac in the new member countries joining in 2004 is to be expected within 5 to 6 years.

Cognac promotional caravan
1er août 2003
Pineau, cognac and vin de pays are the stars of the itinerant discovery and tasting caravan organized by the farmers and distillers’ association, which began in Châteauneuf and will follow the river Charente until 9 August. The growers hope to promote their products in France to revitalize the domestic market which has fallen by half in the last thirty years. Indeed 95 % of sales are in exports.

Bernard Guionnet takes stock of his achievements
23 juillet 2003
In an interview in Terres de Cognac, Bernard Guionnet, the president of the BNIC (Bureau national de l’interprofessionel du cognac), who is leaving his post at the end of the month, assesses the results of his term of office. M. Guionnet is globally satisfied , underlining the "outgoing attitude" of the bureau in relation to professionals. The forthcoming elections will redraw the structures of the bureau. Jean-Pierre Lacarrière may be the next president of the BNIC.

Patrick Raguenaud joins Marnier-Lapostolle
23 juillet 2003
Cellar master and director of production at Martell & Co, Patrick Raguenaud is to leave the cognac house in October to become director of the Marnier-Lapostolle production plant at Bourg-Charente.

Leyrat bought, Rémy Cointreau selling
16 juillet 2003
At Mainfonds, the Leyrat cognac house, in compulsory administration for over two years, has been taken over by Francis Abecassis for almost 2.8 million euros. In another move, Rémy Cointreau is selling the Société Martiniquaise de Canne à Sucre. In June, the spirits producer made 25 million in net capital gains.

Peter Boulmer cognacs in Singapore
16 juillet 2003
During the weekend of 13 July, Peter Boulmer, the British broker, presented his VS, VSOP and XO cognacs and his brut and rosé champagnes to gastronomic specialists from all over the world in Singapore.

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