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Cognac : consumption falling in France since 1968
7 décembre 2006
The consumption of cognac in France has fallen on average by 2.25% each year since 1968. It represents only 0.6% of market share of sales of alcohol in supermarkets.

Bouilleurs de cru open to the public this weekend
6 décembre 2006
This weekend distillers in the Cognac area are throwing open their doors to the public for visits

Syntéane : 8,700 hectoliters of pineau collected
5 décembre 2006
The Syntéane cooperative has collected 8,700 hectoliters of pineau this year, some 3,300 hectoliters less than in 2005.

New course at the Oisellerie college
5 décembre 2006
A new course is due to open at the Oisellerie agricultural college in La Couronne (Charente) in September 2007 : a degree in law and strategy applied to winegrowing companies, in partnership with Poitiers university and the faculty of law in Angoulême.

Conference on the worldwide success of cognac
4 décembre 2006
The Wine & Business Club is organizing a conference on Thursday 7 December at the Bristol hotel, 115 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré (8th arrondissement), on the theme : « Can the worldwide success of cognac be imported into France ? »

Rémy-Cointreau leaves the Maxxium distribution network
25 novembre 2006
Dissatisfied with its performance in Asia, Rémy-Cointreau (Rémy-Martin cognac) has decided to put an end to the joint venture linking it to Maxxium, its distributor in this region, on 30 March 2009. The financial terms for the separation will be announced on 12 December. Last March, Rémy-Cointreau launched a restructuring plan which included 126 job losses, including 77 in Cognac.

Pernod-Ricard debt
25 novembre 2006
The Pernod-ricard group (Martell cognac) has issued 850 million euros in bonds (300 million with final maturity in 2011 and 550 million with final maturity in 2013).

Unicoop
25 novembre 2006
The Unicoop wine group (H. Mounier, Grey Goose vodka) is preparing to sell the Calvet company in Bordeaux. A bid from Grands Chais de France would lead to 34 jobs being lost at Calvet.

Université des eaux-de-vie
25 novembre 2006
The Université des eaux-de-vie in Segonzac is welcoming its 19th class this year.

Christmas sauvignon 2006
22 novembre 2006
Merlet & Fils and the Cave de Saintonge Romane are officially launching a Christmas Sauvignon on 1 December as part of a tasting evening - by invitation only - at Burie (Charente-Maritime). The open day for the general public is on 2 December.

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