5 septembre 2007
Alain Philippe, the director of the Bnic, is totally confident regarding the cognac economy, mentioning "healthy and lasting growth" well spread through different geographical zones (37.7% of the market in Europe, 35.3% in North America and 24.3% in the Far East).
Meetings in the Cognac area
29 août 2007
The Bnic viticultural station is organizing a meeting on 6 September on the theme :"Climatic change and grape maturity" (Cognac, La Salamandre). On 13 September, the SGV wine growers’ union is organizing a meeting for its members concerning the grape harvest.
A sleeve to protect Hennessy XO
29 août 2007
Sleever International, a company based in Morangis (Essonne) has developed holographic shrink sleeves with 5 levels of protection for XO cognacs from Hennessy (LVMH group). The "holosleeve 3D" has taken four years to develop and includes several cutting edge technologies on a polystyrene based film : ability to remember deformations, relief and 3D effects, six-color helio-engraving, special effects such as multichromy, luminescence, etc.
Cognac sales in China
28 août 2007
In the last five sales campaigns, sales of cognac have risen by +469.7% in China (Singapore : +262.2% over the same period).
2007 harvest in cognac area
27 août 2007
As the grape harvest is set to begin at the end of September in the cognac area, the Bnic viticultural station estimates that the yield will be between 100 and 110 hl per hectare, compared to an average of 121 hl in the last ten years. Mildew and the weather have affected the harvest.
Good results for cognac
23 août 2007
158.9 million bottles of cognac were sold in 2006-2007, an increase of 8.7%. 59.9 million bottles (+11.6%) were sold in Europe, 56.1 million in the Nafta zone (-1.2%), 38 million in Asia (+19.6%) and 4.2 million in other countries. Sales included 78.5 million bottles of VS quality cognac (+2.2%), 61.8 million of VSOP (+15.9%) and 18.6 million of XO (+15.7%).
Cognac grape harvest : start set for 25 September
20 août 2007
The beginning of grape picking in the Cognac area has been announced for 25 September.
ISO 9001 for Bnic
18 août 2007
This summer the Bnic cognac professional trade organization received ISO 9001 version 2000 certification.
Camus pampers its visitors
8 août 2007
Camus has revised its tourist facilities. Amongst other things the cognac house now offers a workshop where visitors are able to create their own blend.
Cognac sales rise
8 août 2007
157 million bottles of cognac were shipped between July 2006 and June 2007. In China sales rose by over 60%.