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Appointments in the wine world
15 avril 2008
Claude de Jouvencel, deputy general manager of Marnier-Lapostolle, is the new president of the French wine exporters’ federation (FEVS). He replaces Philippe Castéja from Bordeaux. Jean-Louis Médioni (Bacardi-Martini) has become the president of the French aperitif wines federation (FFVA).

Sales of cognac soar
15 avril 2008
Sales of cognac last year were worth 1.6 billion euros, the equivalent of 30 Airbus A320.

Pineau des Charentes - producers AG on 24 April
11 avril 2008
The union of pineau des Charentes producers is holding its general meeting on 24 April in Saintes (Le Vegas complex).

Black Pearl : 358 bottles snapped up in a few days
11 avril 2008
Luxury cognacs are booming : in just a few days Remy Martin sold a limited series of 358 magnums of Black Pearl (in a carafe pulverized with black pearl powder : cost 50,000 euros each).

Influence of cognac in exports from Poitou-Charentes
11 avril 2008
In 2007, cognac accounted for 9.4% of exports from Poitou-Charentes with a value of 1.3 billion euros.

Winegrowing at a turning point
11 avril 2008
Winegrowing in the Charente is going through a turbulent period with professional elections looming, the implementation of surface affectation (on 1 August 2008) and a survey of the 5,542 farms in the Charente and Charente-Maritime to obtain a better understanding of the profession.

Exceeding quotas
11 avril 2008
Nine winegrowers from the Charente were due to appear before the Criminal Court in Angoulême on Wednesday for exceeding quotas during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons. The subpoenas for 8 of the accused were incorrect. They will appear on 27 June. Only the case of one of the accused was heard. The judgment will be given on 14 May.

Elections at the SVBC
9 avril 2008
The winegrowers’ and distillers’ union (SVBC), which has 550 members representing about 15,000 hectares of vines (20% of the cognac vineyards), is organizing its elections on 31 May.

SGV wants strong representation
9 avril 2008
Following its internal elections, the SGV winegrowers’ union must defend its representation within the Association for the defense and management of the cognac appellation (postal voting from 22/05 to 5/06).

Pernod Ricard wins race for Absolut
1er avril 2008
The Swedish government has chosen Pernod Ricard to take over the wine and spirits group which includes Absolut vodka (for 5.6 billion). Pernod Ricard thus becomes the world’s leading vodka company and strengthens its place as the second largest spirits company behind Diageo.

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