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Cognac auction : 27,000 euros for the Fondation de France
25 juillet 2007
The charity auction of 22 exceptional bottles of cognac on 12 July produced 27,000 euros in favor of the Fondation de France. The high point of the evening : A Ukrainian buyer who paid 6,000 euros for a Baccarat carafe of Rabelais of the limited edition for the 500th anniversary of Frapin cognac.

Croizet seeking to reconquer markets
23 juillet 2007
Following its takeover in June 2006 by Russian Wine Trust, the Croizet cognac house would like to conquer the traditional markets in the USA, China and Hong Kong with top-of-the-range products.

The fête du cognac : relief for JAAC
17 juillet 2007
The 10th edition of the Fête du Cognac was a great success which enables the JAAC organizing committee to breathe more easily and think about the next edition when admittance will still be free.

Russians in cognac
17 juillet 2007
Armen Eganyan, CEO of the Kin group (750 employees, 18% of the Russian brandy market) was the first Russian to invest in the cognac area in 2004. At the head of 32 hectares in Grande Champagne, this year he wants to launch a top-of-the-range cognac in a luxury carafe. He also has a second brand “Vieille Ville” with which he is going to sponsor the Blues Passion music festival in Cognac.

Fondation de France reaps benefits of cognac auction
15 juillet 2007
The auction which took place during the gala evening to mark the end of the cognac week raised 26,000 euros for the Fondation de France.

Successful fête du cognac
15 juillet 2007
The fête du cognac was extremely popular with 17,000 to 20,000 people on the quays on Thursday.

Prestigious cognacs under the hammer
11 juillet 2007
On Thursday evening an auction of prestigious cognacs will be held at the logis de Boussac (Charente) to mark the end of cognac week.

Shipments of cognac in France at 4.6%
6 juillet 2007
Despite a 13.8% rise between April 2006 and April 2007, consumption of cognac in France only represents 4.6% of shipments. In another move, last year the Charente-Maritime tourist board, the tourist office in Cognac and the cognac houses financed 10,000 tourist leaflets in Chinese.

Succession in sight at the JAAC
5 juillet 2007
Christophe Monnet, the president of the JAAC young farmers’ association, is preparing to stand down. The name of Jérôme Elis, a winegrower aged 23 from St-Fort-sur-le-Né (Charente), is being repeatedly mentioned as his successor.

Cognac week
5 juillet 2007
The Semaine du cognac is taking place from 5 to 12 July : 600 establishments ( bars, hotels, etc. ) in the region will be promoting cognac. This regional event costs the Bnic 110,000 euros.

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