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Hennessy protects its XO against counterfeiting
19 décembre 2008
A laser system which is capable of engraving both tin and glass is being used by Hennessy on XO bottles in order to combat counterfeiting.

Raynal : S. Royal takes minister to task
18 décembre 2008
S ; Royal has called on the minister for the budget, E. Woerth, to denounce the “purely financial” relocation of Raynal (42 employees in Cognac, brandy bottling) which the Grant group is going to close at the end of December.

Nuit des Fins Bois in Rouillac on Saturday
18 décembre 2008
The seventh nuit des Fins Bois takes place on Saturday in Rouillac (Charente). This event, on the theme of cognac, is organized by the Young Farmers.

Winegrowers’ and distillers’ union
18 décembre 2008
François-Jérôme Prioton is the new president of the winegrowers’ and distillers’ union (SVBC). Sylvain Beaubiac has been appointed as project manager, as a replacement for Fanny Le Saux, in charge of communication.

Cognac zone d’appellation
18 décembre 2008
The cognac area defined by the zone d’appellation has 5,233 vineyards. One year ago the figure was 5,452. The average yield in the region is 90.67 hl per hectare with an alcohol content of 9.88 degrees. This year, 99.14% of the “double use” harvest was destined for cognac.

Martell reforesting at the chateau de Lignères
18 décembre 2008
The Martell company has invited school children and high school students to the reforesting of the grounds of the chateau de Lignères.

Hennessy stays on course
16 décembre 2008
Despite the crisis, Hennessy is ambitious and has set itself the objective of reaching 10 million cases in ten years (“Cap Ten” project). It sold 5 million cases in 2007.

Cognac in figures
15 décembre 2008
In November, the volume of cognac shipments progressed by +3.1% in annual terms. However, they fell by 6.6% year-on-year. Shipments in the last 12 months have produced gross turnover of 1.608 billion compared to 1.632 billion between December 2006 and November 2007.

Winegrowers ordered to repay
15 décembre 2008
Winegrowers in the cognac region (Charentes) are soon going to receive a letter from Viniflhor asking them to pay back the aid received as part of the adaptation plan for winegrowing in the Charente between 1998 and 2000. The aid had been ruled illegal by the European courts and must be paid back. The total amount is 1.75 million euros (1.23 million plus penalties, some 2773 euros per winegrower). All the local professional organizations are fiercely against the demand.

Female cellar master in national press
15 décembre 2008
Pierrette Trichet, the cellar master at Rémy Martin, has had the honor of her picture in the Journal du Dimanche (special supplement on cognac) and a quote in Le Monde (article on women and alcohols, published on Thursday).

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