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Cognac in the news
23 avril 2009
The Charente Libre newspaper is launching a website : http://cognac.charentelibre.com and the Sud Ouest is devoting a supplement to cognac.

Fête du cognac : 10 to 13 July 2009
21 avril 2009
The fête du cognac will take place from 10 to 13 July. The program of the festivities will be revealed on 30 April at 6.30 p.m. at La Salamandre in Cognac.

Supplement devoted to cognac in Charente Libre
21 avril 2009
The Charente Libre is offering a supplement in its 21 April edition devoted to cognac just as the decree setting the boundaries of the production area was published 100 years ago on 1st May. About 50,000 people in Charente and Charente-Maritime earn their living from the production of cognac (5,233 business concerns).

Cognac at sea for a year
20 avril 2009
A 350 liter barrel of cognac from the Frippon cognac house has been loaded onto a Scandinavian ship stopping over in Bordeaux : the aim is to see how the eau-de-vie will age when kept on board for a year.

Winegrowers’ action group : meeting on 24 April
20 avril 2009
The Charente winegrowers’ action group against the further recovery of financial aid is organizing a meeting on 23 April at 2 p.m. at La Salamandre in Cognac.

Cognac shipments fall
15 avril 2009
Shipments of cognac have fallen by 9.1% over the last twelve months. The US market has dropped by -16.3%, the Chinese market by -1.4% and the European market by -9.6%.

Pernod-Ricard : cash call
15 avril 2009
Today sees Pernod-Ricard launch a 1 billion euro rights issue with a 36% discount compared to the latest share price.

“Hennessy privé” in airports
10 avril 2009
The Hennessy cognac houses is launching “Hennessy privé” for the duty-free market. It will only be available in France at Roissy at a cost of 250 euros.

Kirin no longer to distribute Pernod-Ricard brands
10 avril 2009
The Japanese group Kirin is to cease distributing Pernod-Ricard brands in Japan from 30 September.

Pernod-Ricard seeking to reduce its debt
10 avril 2009
Pernod-Ricard (Martell cognac) wants to speed up its debt reduction (13 billion) and has announced its intention to increase its capital by 1 billion. It has also announced the sale of Wild Turkey bourbon for about 433 million.

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