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Ferrand cognac in difficulty
11 janvier 2008
The Ferrand cognac house is suffering the full effects of the conflict between its two shareholders : A. Gabriel and J.-D. Andrieu. In less than 18 months about twenty employees have left. The company has just lost a large contract with Russia and it also lost its customs bond on 15 December. In 2006, Ferrand had a turnover of almost 30 million euros.

New beginning for A. de Fussigny
9 janvier 2008
The A. de Fussigny cognac house has belonged to a group of Anglo-Russian investors since 1 January. It had been acquired in 2004 by J.-P. Lafragette.

Martell : J.-L Morel takes over
9 janvier 2008
L. Breton, the CEO of Martell cognac, has appointed J.-l Morel as his new deputy. F Ardouin, the cellar master, has left but has been replaced by B. Fil. J.-F Roucou, the industrial director, is leaving Martell but is remaining in the Pernod-Ricard group. In 2007, Martell sold 1.7 million cases of cognac worldwide.

Cognac :+8% in volume in 2007
7 janvier 2008
Cognac progressed by 8% in volume and by 15% in value in 2007.

Wines and spirits : euro lying in ambush
4 janvier 2008
2007 was an exceptional year for wine and spirits exports with sales between 9.2 and 9.5 billion euros, driven by champagne and cognac. But the strong euro could hinder sales in 2008 as foreign clients do not appreciate increased tariffs for French wines and spirits compared to lower prices from other producer countries.

Rémy-Martin has only female cellar master
3 janvier 2008
Pierrette Thichet is the only female cellar master in any of the great cognac houses. She has been working at Rémy-Martin for four years. She has received the medal of the national order of merit from the hands of the president Dominique Hériard

Death of Bernard Lucquiaud
3 janvier 2008
Bernard Lucquiaud has died. He represented the 3rd generation of his family within Unicoop, the cooperative and shareholder of H. Mousnier. He was also an active member of the pineau producers’ union and the pineau committee.

International Cognac Summit
3 janvier 2008
The BNIC is organizing the International Cognac summit from 20 to 23 January : this one-off event will bring together in Cognac the best mixologists from around the world.

Golden vodka
2 janvier 2008
Since September the Jarnac spirits house Louis-Royer has been testing « Gold flake supreme », a vodka containing « petals » of 24 carat gold, in the United States. The official launch will take place in January.

Oreco expanding
2 janvier 2008
Oreco - the cognac economic organization - responsible for managing stocks (and holds almost 12% of total stock) in investing 10 million euros to increase its capacity by 100,000 hl (5 new storehouses in 3 years at Merpins in Charente).

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