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Courvoisier : purchase price rises by 3%
10 avril 2009
The Sica des Baronnies, which supplies wine and eau-de vie to Courvoisier, held its AGM on 7 April in Jarnac. The company has announced a 3% rise in the purchase price paid for wines. Courvoisier sold 1.4 million cases in 2008.

End of industrial dispute at Courvoisier
7 avril 2009
The industrial dispute at Courvoisier has ended. Negotiations have led to an average 2% salary increase.

Winegrowers’ union
7 avril 2009
The SGV winegrowers’ union is holding its AGM on Tuesday 2 June.

Pernod-Ricard sells Grönstedt
2 avril 2009
In the end, Pernod-Ricard is selling its Grönstedt cognac brand to the Finnish group Altia instead of the Norwegian Arcus following a ban from Brussels.

Centre des eaux-de-vie
27 mars 2009
The centre des eaux-de-vie in Segonzac is to create a spirithèque (spirits gallery), in a glass tower, at a cost of 620,000 euros.

ABK6 : two medals
18 mars 2009
ABK6 received two awards in the general competition at the Paris agricultural show : a silver medal for "Leyrat aged 8 years" and bronze for "ABK6 10 years old". The domain at Claix is holding open days on 20, 21 and 22 march. In addition, it is hosting an exhibition of paintings.

Cognac : shipments fall
17 mars 2009
Shipments of cognac fell by -22.1% in February 2009 (-8.4% over a year). In February, the Asian market fell by -9.2% (+0.5% over a year) while the French market rose by +42.2%.

Cognac and porcelain
17 mars 2009
A conference took place last Saturday in Cognac on the subject of Haviland porcelain (Limoges) which has established links with cognac.

Béatrice Cointreau in Monaco
17 mars 2009
B Cointreau, the former general director of Frapin cognac, is the president of honor of the 1st international competition "Women and Spirits of the World" which is taking place in Monaco on 23 March.

Distell France
13 mars 2009
V. Chappe from Jarnac has been appointed as CEO of SAS Distell France, the South African group which has acquired Bisquit cognac and which may move into the former Raynal-Pélisson site in Cognac.

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