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Misleading cognac
11 juin 2008
During a visit to Poland in May, N. Sarkosy thought he was offering his hosts a famous cognac (Domaine Fontaine de la Pouyade, in Bassac, 1713 vintage), but the manager of the company had been judged by the Regional Court in Angoulême in 2006 for “having misled clients of the company about the origin and the important qualities and the composition of the cognac”.

Winegrowers’ survey
11 juin 2008
The Bnic is sending an educational CD-Rom to winegrowers and is taking this opportunity to ask them about the future of the sector.

BNIC promoting the “Summit”
11 juin 2008
The BNIC is giving its backing to the “Summit”, a new cognac cocktail.

Pineau honored
11 juin 2008
Dominique Bussereau has decorated Christian Baudry, the vice-president of the pineau producers since 1982 and Claire Floch, the director of the national pineau committee since 2001. They have been promoted to the rank of chevalier (knight) in the National Order of Merit.

Moët et Chandon increases storage
6 juin 2008
The Moët et Chandon champagne company, a sister company of Hennessy for many years, is to construct a new storage facility with a capacity of 100 million bottles in Champagne-Ardenne.

Pineau and publicity
5 juin 2008
The national committee for pineau has unveiled its communication campaign which will appear in six national magazines this summer, then in November-December. It will run in parallel with a billboard campaign in railroad stations in the Charente, Charente-Maritime and the Vienne. With a budget of 940,000 euros, the campaign is aimed mainly at people aged 35-40.

New look for JAAC
5 juin 2008
“Jeunes agriculteurs aiment le cognac” - young farmers like cognac - the name of the association which organizes the annual cognac festival in the town of the same name has been changed to “Fête du cognac”. The bylaws have been revised. The 11th edition will take place from 10 to 13 July.

Bnic investing to prevent wood diseases
4 juin 2008
The Bnic is to devote the remains of a fund destined to subsidize pulling up vines (this policy is now obsolete) to the fight against wood diseases which affect the vines (escat, flavescence dorée ...).

Gan meeting on transferring viticultural heritage
4 juin 2008
Gan Patrimoine, a subsidiary of the Gan insurance company, is organizing a conference by invitation, aimed at professionals and owners in the Charente winegrowing branch on the transmission of their heritage constituted of viticultural estates, on 17 June at 5.30 p.m. at the Hennessy quays in Cognac (Charente). Further details on 06.76.09.07.41

Cognac under the hammer
29 mai 2008
The Cognac auction house has organized an auction of cognac on May the 31th with 300 lots.

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