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Bouchages Delage and literature
17 novembre 2008
Eight employees at Bouchages Delage (Gensac-la-Pallue) make up the jury for a prize « Bouchon de culture » created by the company as part of a partnership with the European literature salon in Cognac.

Sponsor from Cognac area for EGC
17 novembre 2008
Bernard Bouchet, the head of Asserquali (corks for spirits at Genté) has been named by Daniel Braud, the president of the Angoulême Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as the sponsor of the new class at the school of management and commerce in Angoulême.

Grants : campaign hard to swallow
16 novembre 2008
The latest advertising campaign for Grant’s whiskies has avoided Cognac but is displayed on 4x3 billboards in Angoulême, some 40 km away, as the Scottish group William Grant, the owner of the brand, has just announced the closure of Raynal, its brandy facility in Cognac (42 employees and profits of 3 million last year).

Bottle sold for 2,700 euros
16 novembre 2008
A bottle of Pierre Chabaneau grande fine champagne de réserve cognac, dated 1820, was sold at auction on Friday for 2,700 euros at the Cognac salesroom during a sale of cognac-related goods.

Award for Hennessy
15 novembre 2008
Hennessy has received an prize for creativity in the 3rd edition of the innovation and services awards. The cognac house has been honored for its choice of the Ricoh Equitrac system which allows savings to be made in document printing costs.

Negotiations at Raynal
15 novembre 2008
Statutory negotiations have come to an end at Raynal in Cognac. The employees have obtained 23 months’ salary while awaiting other possible compensation. The strike continues. Demonstrators are blocking shipments of brandy.

Raynal : negotiations resume
13 novembre 2008
Negotiations resumed on Thursday morning at Raynal in Cognac (42 employees) between personnel representatives and managers of William Grant about the hypothetical possibility of maintaining the facility and on compensation.

Tax on cognac
13 novembre 2008
Members of the National Assembly have approved the principle of a 24% increase in the social security contribution which would have an impact on the price of cognac.

Sale on theme of cognac
13 novembre 2008
On Friday the Cognac saleroom is organizing a sale of objects connected to cognac : bottles, advertising material, books, etc.

Boycott of William Grant products
10 novembre 2008
Tracts calling for a boycott of products from William Grant, which is going to close its Raynal facility in Cognac (42 employees), were distributed on Saturday.

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