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Maison des Maines - successful gamble
10 septembre 2008
Ten years ago, the Maison des Maines (Segonzac) took the gamble of producing quality wines on gravelly soils at the initiative of A. Hériard-Dubreuil. Today, following restructuring of the cooperative, the Maison des Maines now has a turnover of 1.6 million euros and sells just over 500,000 bottles, including 30% in exports.

Winegrowing looking for recruits
10 septembre 2008
The Union of winegrowers and distillers (SVBC) has put in place a series of actions to help in finding personnel in the Cognac area. Representatives from the ANPE employment agency (but few people looking for work) were present at the Maison des viticulteurs on Tuesday. They presented a list of candidates who might meet the requirements of farmers.

Low harvest in the Charentes
10 septembre 2008
The 2008 wine harvest in the Charentes is expected to reach 6.6 million hectoliters, a slight improvement on last year which remains a record low harvest.

Angels’ share : exceptional cognacs under the hammer
9 septembre 2008
On 25 September, an auction of exceptional cognacs will be organized in the course of a gala dinner. Several cognac houses have offered superb carafes containing old vintage cognacs. The lots can be seen on : www.lapartdesanges.cognac.fr.

New term and projects at the agricultural college in La Couronne
8 septembre 2008
This year the L’Oisellerie agricultural college in La Couronne will welcome 312 students and is offering a new diploma : a professional degree called “Legal advice and technical and economic development in the wines and spirits branch”.

Rémy-Martin raises its prices
5 septembre 2008
The Rémy Martin cognac house has announced an increase in the price paid to the winegrowers in its cooperative (1,224 suppliers in Grande and Petite Champagne) ranging from +12% to +14.9% in 2008. The grape harvest is due to start in the Cognac area on 6 October.

Price of bottles rising
5 septembre 2008
The European confederation of independent winegrowers (Cevi) has denounced a 10.6% average rise in the price of bottles. The finger is pointed at the two main manufacturers of glass bottles, Saint-Gobain (present in Châteaubernard) and OI.

Pineau honored in La Rochelle and Brussels
5 septembre 2008
Pineau des Charentes will be presented at the Grand Pavois from 11 to 14 September in La Rochelle. Pineau will also receive top billing on 20 and 21 September in the Belgian city of Brussels.

Pernod-Ricard may distribute Absolut vodka
4 septembre 2008
Pernod-Ricard may soon take over distribution of Absolut vodka, following an agreement between the 4 Maxxium shareholders to put an early end to the distribution agreement for the Vin & Spirit brands on 1 October. Rémy-Cointreau, a shareholder in Maxxium, will lose 224 million euros in the operation. The group expects to be affected by the economic crisis. According to the CEO, Dominique Hériard-Dubreuil, Rémy-Cointreau will have to contend with a year of stagnation.

Cognac as an aperitif with “So Yang”
4 septembre 2008
C ; Coates, formerly in charge of communication at the BNIC, has created “So Yang”, a blend of cognac and green tea (vine peach or ginger versions) with J. Petit, an independent producer from Berneuil. C. Coates is looking for a distributor for the French market.

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