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Eau-de-vie prices
24 avril 2008
Right in the middle of the electoral campaign, the winegrowers and distillers’ union considers that the price of eau-de-vie supplied under contract is too low.

Winegrowers urged to join ADG
23 avril 2008
The 5,500 winegrowers in the cognac production area have until midnight on 24 April to join the association for the management of the cognac appellation (ADG). So far, only 1,100 winegrowers have done so. The ADG will be composed of 68 delegates.

Hennessy proposes a mathusalem
23 avril 2008
The Hennessy cognac house has just marketed a limited series mathusalem (6 liters) at a unit price of 15,000 euros. It has launched an in-house competition on sustainable development and about 10% of employees have taken part. Finally, Adelaïde d’Orléans has been in charge of corporate communications since January.

French internauts deprived of cognac
21 avril 2008
The Heineken jurisprudence, based on the Evin law, has forced internet sites belonging to brands of alcohol, and thus cognac, to block access for French web surfers.

Rémy-Cointreau ever higher
18 avril 2008
Rémy-Cointreau has announced total sales in 2007-2008 of 817.8 million euros (+4%).

SVG and SVBC follow same line for ADG
18 avril 2008
The two mains winegrowers’ unions are calling on their members to join the Association for the defense and management of the cognac appellation (ADG), whose elections are due to take place from 22 May to 5 June. The committee of the organization will be elected for 3 years. The unions explain that joining is in the very interest of the winegrowers to simplify dealing with the constraints of the new regulations.

Change of name for Jeunes agriculteurs animent le cognac
16 avril 2008
The association of young farmers (AJAAC) will change it name at its general assembly on 24 April to become “La Fête du cognac”. This is the name of its main event which will take place this year from 10 to 13 July in Cognac, on the quays by the Charente.

LVMH : results and call for boycott
16 avril 2008
LVMH sales rose by 5% in the first quarter to 4 billion euros. The rise exceeds expectations and would have reached 12% without the slide on the dollar. LVMH has sharply raised the price of its leading brands, including Hennessy, in the United States which led to preventive stocking at the end of 2007 and explains a 7% drop in sales of wines and spirits. In another move, a Chinese website is calling for a boycott of LVMH products as part of the debate over the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Armenian “cognac” irritating the BNIC
15 avril 2008
The BNIC is becoming irritated by the production of a so-called Armenian “cognac”, which is selling more and more in Russia whereas sales of real cognac are falling in the country.

Moët-Hennessy assembly
15 avril 2008
The Moët-Hennessy general assembly will take place on 15 May at the Carroussel du Louvre in Paris with live coverage on www.lvmh.fr

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