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Support plan for winegrowing
21 mai 2008
On May 22 the minister of Agriculture is due to present a support plan for the winegrowing sector, whose management is to be reformed with two opposing scenarios : one based on centralization around the Viniflhor Institute in Paris, and the other, which takes a more federal approach around the professional trade organizations within each AOC.

Cognac unions united
21 mai 2008
Since 20 May the majority of cognac houses have belonged to a single professional federation which brings together the Syndicat des maisons exportatrices de cognac, Progrès et tradition and the Union syndicale.

Conflict settled at Cognacs Ferrand
20 mai 2008
The conflict between shareholders at the Ferrand cognac house in Ars is over : A. Gabriel is now alone at the head of the company. A rescue plan is to be put forward soon with recapitalisation scheduled.

Frey invests in cognac
20 mai 2008
The Frey group, via its family holding Montebello Domaine, has taken a majority stake in the capital of the Léopold Gourmel cognac house. Frey is present in Champagne where it own 100 hectares.

Winegrowers’ union AGM
15 mai 2008
The winegrowers’ union (SGV) held its AGM on 14 May in Cognac (Charente). President Larquier has called for an all-out effort from his members in the election for the committee of the association for the defense and management of the cognac AOC. The SVG is fully behind the BNIC project to draw up a requirement plan to which producers will have to adhere (the BNIC is launching a vast survey of all the winegrowers). In addition, members of the SVG who have tried building up a stock related their experience.

Hailstones and grapes
15 mai 2008
According to the BNIC viticultural station, the hailstones which fell during the night of 12 to 13 May in the areas round Barbezieux and Rouillac have not caused any serious damage to the vines.

Cognac week at end of May
14 mai 2008
The Semaine du cognac will take place from 23 to 29 May. The Summit, a cognac-based cocktail, will take pride of place.

Printemps des liqueurs on 17 May
14 mai 2008
The printemps des liqueurs festival (liqueurs in springtime) takes place on 17 May. Grand Marnier, Louis Royer and Merlet & Fils will be organizing an open house to mark the occasion from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Courvoisier doing well
13 mai 2008
While Ricard (Martell) has just acquired Absolut vodka, the CEO of Courvoisier (Fortune Brands) has been detailing his strategy. The group remains bound until 2011 by the distribution agreements for Absolut in the United States. As for cognac, J.-M. Olivier has announced his ambition to expand in all segments and not only VSOP.

Winegrowers’ AGM
13 mai 2008
The winegrowers’ union, which is currently campaigning in the elections for the cognac management association, is holding its annual general meeting on 14 May at 4 p.m. at the Salamandre hall in Cognac.

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