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Pernod Ricard boosted by spirits
4 octobre 2000
Pernod Ricard (Bisquit cognac at Rouillac) profits in the first half-year have been buoyed by the wines and spirits sector (+17 % of operating results), which has boosted the group’s operating results by 12.6 %. Profits remain stable at 80.8 million euros. Turnover in the six-month period shot up by 25.05 % to 2.04 billion euros.

Chirac wishes to sell cognac in China
27 septembre 2000
During the second day of his visit to the Charente, Jacques Chirac has suggested to professionals in the cognac business that they accompany him during the trip he is to make to China next month.

Martell : the bidding starts
27 septembre 2000
The bidding for the wines and spirits sector of the Seagram group (Martell cognac) began last week. Two companies are interested in the assets, worth an estimated $7 billion : the allies Diageo and Pernod Ricard, Allied Domecq. The winner should not be known until November.

Exceptional run at Vicard
27 septembre 2000
The Vicard cooperage (Cognac) is currently producing 60 barrels from a 435 year old oak, for an exceptional vintage of Sancerre wines. A new factory should soon be opened to meet the 15 % growth each year.

J. Chirac comes to cognac
20 septembre 2000
The French president Jacques Chirac is to meet members of the cognac profession on Friday 22 September at the Taransaud cooperage (Segonzac) in the presence of the 14 permanent members of the BNIC.

Cognac : worrying times for brokers
20 septembre 2000
With the harvest only a few days away, cognac brokers are worried about the uncertainty still surrounding customs reforms. In particular, they are determined to retain their role as advisors to the wine growers.

Cognac : average harvest
13 septembre 2000
The 2000 harvest in the Cognac area, which will take place at the start of October, appears to very average : 100 hecto/hectare, as a result of mildew and hail storms.

Preventive distillation made easier
6 septembre 2000
The possibility of distilling wine all year as preventive distillation destined for the spirits market, which has been authorized by Brussels since 1st September, will offer a reasonable outlet for stocks of wine in the Cognac area and stabilize the market.

Rémy-Cointreau acquires the Dutch company Bols
30 août 2000
The Rémy-Cointreau group (Rémy-Martin cognac, 459 employees at Cognac) has just acquired the leading Dutch spirits group, the Bols Royal Distilleries, for 510 million euros. This purchase will enable Rémy-Cointreau to strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe where its new subsidiary is well-established. It will also raise the group’s turnover by 39 % to 1.1 billion euros this year.

Martell : no summer break
30 août 2000
The race to take over Seagram’s spirits sector (Martell cognac) carried on through August, with the alliance between the world’s leading spirits company Diageo and Pernod Ricard. Three other serious candidates are still in the running : Allied Domecq, the owner of Seagram himself, Charles Bronfman, who wants to retain the spirits activity within his family, and a newcomer, the Swedish company Vin&Sprit, which owns and produces the Absolut brand of vodka, distributed by Seagram.

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