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Asserquali : corks for cognac
6 janvier 2009
In February 2008 B. Bouchet launched Asserquali (assembly, service, quality), a company specializing in closures, in Genté. It has a production capacity of 30 million corks which are of interest to the cognac sector, but also calvados and armagnac.

Alain Philippe (Bnic) honored
6 janvier 2009
A. Philippe, the director of the BNIC interprofessional organization, has just been made a Chevalier in the Legion of Honor.

Cognac plummeting
31 décembre 2008
Sales of cognac have fallen : in the year to November 2008 shipments fell b y 20.8%. According to “Rayon Boissons”, sales in large and medium-sized retail outlets fell by 20.8% between September 2007 and September 2008. In the same period sales of armagnac and calvados rose (+15% and +3%).

Vernou cooperage : 5 redundancies
31 décembre 2008
The Vernou cooperage at Julienne has laid off 5 employees, in addition to 3 people taking voluntary redundancy. It has been affected by the crisis, notably in the wine sector. It had 25 employees with some at Julienne ( production and administration), Chassors (small and large barrels) and Jarnac (packaging and preparation of finished products).

Cognac comes up trumps
31 décembre 2008
Last September, O. Paultes, the cellar master at Frapin cognacs, won the distinction of becoming world champion 2008 at the London International Spirits Challenge for his excellent cognac “Le Multimillésime” which combines cognacs from 1982, 1983 and 1985.

Pernod Ricard sells Grönsted Cognac
30 décembre 2008
The Pernod Ricard group has sold its Grönsted Cognac brand, which has a monopoly for cognac in Sweden, to the Norwegian Arcus Gruppen.

MEPs in Cognac
30 décembre 2008
About thirty members of the European Parliament viti-viniculture group will take part in a meeting in Cognac on 5, 6 and 7 February.

Cognac unveiled
30 décembre 2008
In Cognac, there is an exhibition until the end of January in the musée des arts du cognac devoted to the communication of the J. G. Monnet cognac house, which provided a wealth of information about the methods used to market cognac at the start of the 20th century.

Pernod Ricard sells brands
19 décembre 2008
Pernod Ricard has sold its Grönstedts Cognac, Star Gin, Red Port and Dry Anis brands to the Norwegian company Arcus Gruppen. It had undertaken to sell these subsidiaries following an acquisition made in July.

Bnic results
19 décembre 2008
The Bnic professional trade organization has presented its report for fiscal 2007-2008 with net income of 684,000 euros for a forecast result of -427,000 euros.

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