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Training spirits
27 février 2013
Student at International Centre spirits Segonzac, Eugenie Berteau aims to succeed her parents at the head of the field Fontseche in Dompierre-sur-Charente. The center has trained 300 students last year, half of which is from Poitou-Charentes.

Cognac : new Chinese regulations
27 février 2013
A new Chinese regulation on the levels of phthalates in spirits disrupt the cognac market. According to "CL", some Rémy Martin, Camus and Frapin shipments were blocked because cognacs, mainly old qualities, exceeded the threshold of 30 mg / kg. The storehouses and laboratories are trying to solve the problem. The Chinese market represents 40 million bottles of cognac per year.

"Cognac News", the guidebook
18 février 2013
Class Media publishes a guidebook "Cognac News " (french, english and chinese). It will be launched during the next Vinexpo in Bordeaux on June 16th.

Cognac : small houses against large houses
6 février 2013
Small trading houses are struggling to compete with the big four (Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin and Courvoisier), as for example Larsen bought in January by Rémy Cointreau. But some resist, as Bache-Gabrielsen has a plan to move to Louzac-St-André. Philippe Coste (Meukow) calls to distinguish. Jean-Marc Girardeau (Camus) targets special markets. ABK6 invested in vineyards. The company owns 240 hectares.

Martell about to acquire Le Maine au Bois SAS
5 février 2013
Martell announced on February the 4th to be in talks to acquire the company at Le Maine au Bois SAS, distillation, storage and trade of eaux-de-vie AOC Cognac (based in Saint-Eugène in Charente-Maritime, turnover of 16,5 million euros).

Rémy Cointreau acquired Larsen
5 février 2013
Early January, Rémy Cointreau purchased the cognac Larsen (40,000 cases sold per year).

Bache-Gabrielsen relocation
5 février 2013
The relocation of Bache-Gabrielsen in Louzac-Saint-André faces two oppositions : a group of residents took the first appeal against PLU, then a second appeal against building permission granted in September.

Belvedere : Nicolas Miguet vs. Bruce Willis
5 février 2013
Nicolas Miguet, advisor and controversial fellow activist proposed an alternative plan to save Belvédère Group (Marie Brizard, Gautier Cognac Sour) through an association which would represent some 10,000 shareholders, business continuity and debt restructuring from 7 to 10 years.

Grand Cognac glass pole
5 février 2013
The cellars of the Hennessy Sarrazine could host the Grand Cognac glass pole. Discussions are ongoing. The first trainings could be launched in September 2014.

Good shape for Frapin
17 janvier 2013
The cognac Frapin (thirty employees, headquartered in Segonzac) provides a record turnover for 2012. It has its own vineyards. It tries to approach new customers.

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