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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).

Harvest in Fins Bois
22 décembre 2006
In the Cognac area, the harvest in the Fins Bois came to 3,729,500 hectoliters out of a total of 8,873,921 hl this year.

Hennessy : employee fears
20 décembre 2006
Despite excellent results ( sales of 4.7 million cases, turnover in excess of 600 million last year), the atmosphere is very tense at Hennessy (680 employees in the Charente). The departure of the director of human resources has already been announced ( he is replaced by M.-C. Dabadie) and there are rumors of other departures (including the CEO P. Sauvageot).

Cognac shipments
20 décembre 2006
Shipments of cognac have risen by +8.3%, including +8.6% abroad (Asia zone : +24%, Europe zone : +5.4%).

Hennessy : Frédéric Papin leaving
20 décembre 2006
Employees at Hennessy learnt on 18 December that Frédéric Papin, the director of human resources, is leaving the company. There are rumors of other departures. A works committee is being held on 21 December.

Award for « Cuisine au pineau »
13 décembre 2006
The English version of the book “Cuisine au pineau” (cooking with pineau) by Françoise Barbin-Lécrevisse has received an award from the “World Cookbook Awards 2006”.

Etapes du cognac
12 décembre 2006
Delphine Boyer has been hired by the Etapes du cognac association to handle its development and organize events. The circuit has 80 new addresses for visits or places to stay.

Rémy-Cointreau : 2006-2007 results
12 décembre 2006
Rémy-Cointreau has announced sales of 354.4 million euros in the first half year of 2006-2007 (cognac : 155.8 million). Stock exchange dealers consider that withdrawing from the Maxxium distribution network increases the likelihood that the group will be sold off by the Hériard-Dubreuil family, which has once again driven the share price to a high of over 45 euros.

A competition to win a stay in Cognac
8 décembre 2006
The Bnic cognac trade organization is running a competition on its website until 31 December 2006 with a prize of a stay for two people in Cognac.

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