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Cognac hits the road
28 août 2006
On 24 August, a tractor trailer coming from Niort overturned in Parthenay, spilling 22.7 tons of Rémy-Martin cognac.

QNV at 8.35 hl/AP/ha
28 août 2006
The Budget and Agriculture ministers have approved the cognac QNV figure (quantity of wine normally produced) at 8.35 hl of pure alcohol per hectare.

Pineau having a field day
28 août 2006
194 producers of pineau des Charentes opened their doors to the public on the weekend of 5 and 6 August.

Increased exports of wine and spirits
28 août 2006
Exports of French wine and spirits rose by over 17% in value in the first six months of 2006, some 3.92 billion euros. From mid-2005 to mid-2006, exports of cognac reached 1.39 billion euros (+12.4% over a year). Volumes shipped abroad rose by 6.7%.

Cognac : legal mess in Russia
28 août 2006
A recent Russian law concerning duty on spirits has delayed cognac shipments to this market (the 8th largest market in the world where 4 million bottles were sold last year).

Cognac billionaires
25 juillet 2006
Hennessy (2.87 billion euros) and Rémy-Martin (1.3 billion) have entered the Interbrand/L’Expansion league table of 24 French billionaire brands.

Pernod Ricard turns its attention to tequila
25 juillet 2006
The Pernod Ricard group, the world’s second largest spirits company (Bisquit and Martell cognacs) is in competition with its rival Bacardi and Brown Forman to take over the Mexican tequila group Herradura.

Wine growers’ union
25 juillet 2006
Jean-Bernard de Larquier has been re-elected as the president of the Cognac wine growers’ union (Charente). The committee remains unchanged.

Hennessey sells the Monnet site
25 juillet 2006
The town of Cognac is to buy the Monnet site from Hennessy for 1.842 million euros. A call will be made for candidates to organize the financing of the redevelopment of this area of the town center. It will involve the creation of apartments, offices and public amenities.

Rémy-Cointreau first term results
22 juillet 2006
Rémy-Cointreau has reported a 3.8% rise in sales in the first quarter of its 2006-2007 fiscal year (April to June) to 149.3 million euros. Rémy-Martin, the cognac branch, stands at 64.7 million euros, an organic growth of +4.2%.

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