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Anniversary cuvée for pineau
16 octobre 2008
The special cuvée or blend to mark the 60th anniversary of the pineau committee, called “Diamant”, has been produced by Pascal and André Favre at St-Pierre-d’Oléron (Charente-Maritime). The rosé will be aged in oak casks for 8 months while the white will be aged for 12 months.

Frapin cellar master honored
16 octobre 2008
Olivier Paultes, the cellar master at Frapin, is the creator of Multimillésime which was declared to be the best spirit in the world for 2008 two weeks ago in London.

Only one cognac representative left in commercial court
16 octobre 2008
For the next four years Joël Foucault and Claude Mannalin, both in the Medef employers’ union, will occupy the two seats being contested yesterday at the Angoulême commercial court, following the closure of the court in Cognac. Joël Foucault is the last representative of the cognac sector.

Vodka club
15 octobre 2008
Grey Goose (vodka at Gensac-la-Pallue) has just launched « Grey Goose » in France, an elitist club for vodka lovers, which will be organized by Emmanuel de Brantes with a monthly debate on the theme of luxury products (first rendezvous on 17 November).

Cognac Ferrand has turned things around
15 octobre 2008
Ferrand cognac, at Ars, with a Franco-american-Korean group of four at the helm, is now on a firm footing (following a 2 million euro cash injection).

European subsidies for Charente winegrowers
15 octobre 2008
In 2006, 5,856 farmers in the Charente shared 99.5 million euros of European subsidies under the CAP (including 1,961 farmers who each received less than 5,000 euros.

Cognac : improved shipment results
15 octobre 2008
Shipments of cognac rose by +14.7% in volume in September. This makes up somewhat for the figures of recent months but the trend still remains negative at -3.9% over twelve months.

Mr Hakobyan’s projects...
13 octobre 2008
A close associate of J. Mardikian, the Armenian entrepreneur H. Hakobyan, who has a project for a fish farm to produce caviar along with cognac, has made redundant all the personnel at the château de Châtenay in Cognac. However, he has promised that he will be a net creator of jobs in the long term.

Rémy Martin investing
13 octobre 2008
High school students from the Charente have visited the site where work on Rémy Martin’s new aging storehouse (3,000 m² near Merpins) began in June and is due to be completed in March.

Fresh start for Ferrand cognac
13 octobre 2008
After splitting up with his longstanding partner, the head of Ferrand (Ars) has welcomed three new investors into his capital : Jean Ducroux, William Deutsch from the US and the Korean company KookSoonDang Brewery.

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