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Hennessy : Bernard Peillon appointed CEO
10 janvier 2007
Bernard Peillon (formerly CEO of Ruinart champagnes) has replaced Patrick Sauvageot at the head of Hennessy.

Cognac Meukow
9 janvier 2007
The American group Constellation Brands (Meukow cognac) has reported quarterly results below expectations.

Two awards for a VSOP
9 janvier 2007
A VSOP from Prince Hubert de Polignac cognacs has received awards in two different competitions in London.

Courvoisier : new international marketing manager
5 janvier 2007
Rory Finlay has been appointed as international marketing manager at Beam Global Spirits and Wine, a company which owns several top of the range brands including Courvoisier.

2006 a good year for cognac shares on the Stock exchange
4 janvier 2007
Cognac shares rose last year on the Stock Exchange : Pernod Ricard (Martell) progressed by 18.05% to 174 euros and Rémy-Cointreau (Rémy-Martin cognac) by +22.5% to 49 euros.

Hpnotiq or the tale of a success story
29 décembre 2006
« Hpnotiq », the blue liqueur made with cognac, which has been produced in the Charente since it was launched in 2000 by Gilles Merlet, is an outstanding success : sales have risen from 165,000 cases in the first year to 835,000 today. The brand was sold in 2001 to Heaven’s Hill Distillery, the world’s second-largest producer of bourbon.

Record for cognac
27 décembre 2006
2006 should be the second best year ever for sales of cognac after 1989 (157.4 million bottles shipped) : the figure was 150 million in the 12 months to the end of October.

Martell hot on the heels of Rémy-Martin
26 décembre 2006
Martell cognac, with 1.7 million cases, is close behind Rémy-Martin, the second largest firm in the sector after Hennessy : 4 million cases

Three departures at the BNIC
26 décembre 2006
Three « pillars » of the BNIC cognac professional trade organization are retiring : Jacky Ferrand (viticulture department), Jean-Marie Bremaud (DHR) and Roger Cantagrel (viticultural station).

Exports of wine and spirits in 2006
22 décembre 2006
Exports of French wine and spirits should be worth over 8 billion euros in 2006. Cognac has progressed by 12.2% and vodka by +132%, thanks to the Grey Goose brand (H.-Mounier at Gensac-la-Pallue in the Charente).

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