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Seguin-Moreau takes over Gatard
30 juin 1999
Seguin-Moreau, which has taken control of the Tonnellerie Gatard at Sigogne has reported a turnover of 351 million francs and profits up by 37 %.

Hennessy : partial agreements
30 juin 1999
While remaining opposed to the economic section of the Hennessy 2001 plan, the inter-union committee at Hennessy signed several points of the social part, concerning training leading to qualifications and, apparently, concerning the extent of working time.

Cognac : Distribution hands out lesson
30 juin 1999
In the presence of about one hundred wine growers, representatives of the distributive trade explained on Wednesday 23 June in Rouillac that cognac would not survive on the French market without a major, clearly-presented promotion campaign. And indeed, the following day, Senators from the two Charente departments, presidents of the department councils and the regional council gave a reception in the Senate for several hundred guests (journalists, members of Parliament, restaurateurs, etc) to promote the cognac tonic drink.

Le Crillon likes cognac
26 juin 1999
The Parisian palace Le Crillon has added three very old bottles of cognac to its list : Marquis des Genêts 1809, Foucauld 1811 and 1878.

L&L put the pressure on cognac
22 juin 1999
Considering that the cognac and tonic will remain on the sidelines or be too expensive if it is not sold ready mixed, JP. Lafragette, Chairman of L&L, has proposed, at the Vinexpo trade fair in Bordeaux, a blend of young cognac and extracts of quinine and orange served draught for the restaurant trade and in a bottle with a porcelain stopper for retail outlets. But traditional cognacs were also represented at Vinexpo : Frapin, Lhéraud, Camus, Ragnaud-Sabourin, Delamain, Unicoop ...

Another stoppage at Hennessy
22 juin 1999
Work was halted once again at Hennessy on Friday 18 June before the meeting of the works committee which was due to discuss the Hennessy 2001 restructuring plan (159 jobs lost with no redundancies, excluding outside work). Discussions are currently dealing with working time arrangements. The unions have flatly refused any reduction in salary.

Cognac collection
22 juin 1999
A native of Angers offers 365 different cognacs in his French restaurant in Montreal.

Hennessy bounces back in Asia
22 juin 1999
Sales of cognac for the LVMH group (Hennessy Cognac) have picked up in Asia (with the exception of Japan) and the group has forecast that sales should rise by 37 % for VSOPs and by 57 % for XOs this year.

Unicoop : the Furio range expands
15 juin 1999
After the Furio white cognac three months ago, the Unicoop company is launching Furio gin and tequila. The tequila is purchased from a producer but the gin is made by Unicoop.

Gold for Leyrat in Brussels
15 juin 1999
Leyrat cognac (Claix) has been awarded the gold medal in the Brussels world Competition for its XO Elite.

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