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Russian cognac market
28 février 2007
The Russian cognac market progressed by 8% in the year to the end of November 2006. In two years the market has risen by 37%. The Bnic is increasing its efforts to strengthen protection of genuine cognac in Russia ( Russian law allows brandies to be labeled as cognac in Cyrillic and other eaux-de-vie are labeled brandy but usurp the term cognac in Russian).

Cognac : shipments rise
27 février 2007
Shipments of cognac rose by 23.4% in January. Over a year the equivalent of 153.8 million bottles has been shipped.

Camus continues its metamorphosis
27 février 2007
Camus has changed its team, renewed its product range and restructured its network since Cyril Camus became CEO in 2003.

Maison des Maines
27 février 2007
520,000 bottles left the storehouses of the Maison des Maines International in 2006 (+78% compared to the previous year). Maison des Maines has 200 members.

Cognac : safety first
27 février 2007
On the initiative of the Bnic trade organization, 14 companies are joining forces with the fire department to create GME 16 ( a group to mutualize emulsifier equipment) in order to combat fire risks (21 of the 23 alcohol storage sites are considered as very high risks).

Poitou-Charentes at the 2007 IAS
27 février 2007
Pineau des Charentes will be the « aperitif of the day » on the 3, 4 and 9 March during, the International agricultural show in Paris (3 to 11 March). Products from the Poitou-Charentes (oysters, salt from Ile de R, broy du Poitou cake, cognac ...) will be presented on a 400 m stand during the show in Paris.

17,700 people make a living from cognac
26 février 2007
Cognac provides a living for about 17,700 people in three sectors of activity (winegrowing, distilling and associated trades).

Cognac week
24 février 2007
This year the Bnic will be holding its annual cognac week from 5 to 12 July throughout the region (events, promotion ...). The cognac festival will then take over from 12 to 15 July.

Coteaux de Montagan cooperative
24 février 2007
The coteaux de Montagan cooperative has 33 members in the Jarnac area (Charente). In 2007 it will pass the 800 hectoliter mark of cognac in production and 1,000 hl of effluent. Its storage capacity has been increased from 20 to 32,000 hl. It has approved 114 samples, representing 5,200 hl of pure alcohol, mainly for Courvoisier but also for Hennessy, Martell ... The cooperative also produces 53,000 hl for the Maine aux Bois distillery (12,000 hl of grape juice and 31,000 hl of wine).

New leader for independent winegrowers
24 février 2007
Christian Landreau is the new president of the Charentes independent winegrowers’ union (72 members). He took over a week ago from Jean-Nol Collin. The union has indicated that it is in favor of land affectation reform but with measures to support wine growers (clear information in advance concerning volumes, economic reserve of 1 to 2 hectoliters of pure alcohol per hectare).

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