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Decision soon for Saintonge winegrowers
9 février 2009
The Court of Appeal in Poitiers will deliberate on 26 March and 16 April in the case of the winegrowers from the Saintonge area who refuse to implement directives concerning production surpluses. They are contesting the fact that this measure concerns cognac.

LVMH : profits in 2008
8 février 2009
LVMH, which owns Hennessy cognac, had net profits of 2.02 billion in 2008. Sales of wine and spirits fell by 3%.

Alcohol advertising
8 février 2009
An amendment to the government bill on hospitals and access to health care, which is currently being debated, authorizes advertising for alcohol on websites, but only for sites belonging to producers and distributors.

Champagne sales
8 février 2009
Sales of champagne in 2008 fell by -4.8% in volume compared to 2007. Last year, 322.4 million bottles were sold worldwide, compared to 338.7 million in 2007 and 321.8 million in 2006.

Cognac : recognition in China
4 février 2009
The Bnic has made a request for the cognac appellation to be recognized by China. If it is accepted, cognac will become the first European geographical indication to be recognized by China.

Hennessy : 4.8 million cases
23 janvier 2009
In 2008, the Hennessy cognac house shipped a total of 4.8 million cases of bottles, a fall of less than 5% compared to 2007. Asia has moved ahead of the United States.

Rémy Cointreau : results down
23 janvier 2009
Rémy Cointreau expects a 15% drop in its recurring operating profit for fiscal 2008-2009.

Ricard : new sales director
23 janvier 2009
P. Souche is Ricard’s new sales director for the south-west region, based at the factory in Lormont (Gironde).

Dynamic armagnac
23 janvier 2009
The plan “Dynamiques armagnac” presented by Pierre Tabarin, the president of the armagnac inter-branch organization, anticipates that production will double by 2012.

Cognac in the feminine
22 janvier 2009
On Thursday 29 January the winegrowers’ union for the protection of the cognac appellation is organizing a meeting “Cognac in the feminine” at the Maison des viticultrices in Cognac.

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