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Tough fiscal year end closes for drinks industry's biggest players

Published:  26 June, 2014

There won't be many corks popping across the drinks industry this week as the summer marks what has been tough fiscal year for the sector dominated by a slowdown in growth in China.


Troubled Remy Cointreau names replacement chief executive

Published:  11 June, 2014

Rémy Cointreau which has seen profits and sales rapidly decline over the first half of the year, has named Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet as the new chief executive slated to take contirl of the struggling spirits brands in mid-September.


Rémy Cointreau warns profits may slump by 40%

Published:  17 April, 2014

Rémy Cointreau has warned that full year profits may plummet by 35 to 40%, thanks to a fall in Chinese sales.


LVMH wine and spirits fall short of Q1 expectations

Published:  14 April, 2014

LVMH's wine and spirits business group posted a decline of 8% in the first quarter compared to the previous year.


Market latest: Credit downgrade for Rémy Cointreau SA and Treasury Wine Estates halts trading

Published:  30 January, 2014

It has been a challenging week financially for two major players in the drinks trade; Remy Cointreau SA credit rating was downgraded on Monday to 'negative' and Treasury Wine Estates requested a trading halt on Tuesday until the ASX opens tomorrow.


Q&A: Dr Gareth Morgan, Cognac educator, Oinoudidasko Wine Education

Published:  09 October, 2013

The Cognac expert explains what it means to be an educator in his chosen field


Courvoisier launches campaign to attract younger consumers

Published:  08 October, 2013

Courvoisier hopes to attract key targeted premium spirit consumers to the Cognac category with a new campaign that looks to bring fresh excitement to what has often been seen as a traditional and elite drink.


Q&A: Agnès Aubin, Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac

Published:  01 October, 2013

The director of communications and promotion for the BNIC on how Cognac is going from strength to strength


Hine Cognac sold for undisclosed amount

Published:  24 September, 2013

Hine Cognac, which was put up for sale in April by UK-based CL World Brands, a subsidiary of the Caribbean group CL Financial, has been sold to French company EDV SAS for an undisclosed amount.


Q&A: Vincent Géré of Rémy Martin on the Far East Cognac boom

Published:  06 August, 2013

Few people are better placed to discuss the Far East Cognac boom than Vincent Géré, Rémy Martin's director of estates and oenology. The man responsible for the style and supply of the Cognac brand, his association with China dates back more than 25 years. He spoke to Richard Woodard


Richelieu XO named World's Best Cognac

Published:  05 August, 2013

South African-owned Cognac Richelieu has been awarded the title of World's Best Cognac at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.


Dorchester hosts Louis X111 Cognac experience

Published:  27 July, 2013

Cognac lovers and aficionados should head to the Bar at the Dorchester hotel in London this week to see the Louis...


Cognac auction on track to break records

Published:  19 July, 2013

The 8th annual La Part des Anges Cognac auction held on September 19th, 2013, in Château Brillac...


Douglas Blyde meets distiller Olivier Blanc

Published:  19 July, 2013

"I was officially in charge of half the world of perfume," says Olivier Blanc, leaning forward from his director's...


Interactive Courvoisier store opens in Munich

Published:  19 July, 2013

Maxxium Travel Retail has unveiled a dedicated Courvoisier store at Munich International Airport to showcase its...


Glenfarclas and Hine join forces for 1953 vintage

Published:  24 May, 2013

Glenfarclas Scotch whisky and Hine Cognac have joined forces with the Queen's cabinet maker to create a pair of obelisks to house the 1953 vintages of each product.


Hine is put up for sale

Published:  17 April, 2013

The managing director of Hine has confirmed to Harpers that the Cognac house is up for sale.


Asia fuels Cognac growth

Published:  27 March, 2013

Cognac exports grew by 3.2% to 168 million bottles last year according to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac. Text


Hine family releases limited 1983 Cognac duo

Published:  01 March, 2013

The Hine family has, over the years, acquired the intuitive skill of judging when an individual young Cognac has the potential to develop into something very special.


Vintage cognacs released by Hine

Published:  27 February, 2013

Hine has released two 1983 vintage cognacs: Jarnac-matured and Early-Landed.

TextHine has released two 1983 vintage cognacs: Jarnac-matured and Early-Landed.


Hine has released two 1983 vintage cognacs: Jarnac-matured and Early-Landed. Fewer than 50 bottles remain of the pair and stock has been allocated to major Hine markets including the UK, USA, China, Taiwan and Russia.


The Cognacs are distributed by Pol Roger in the UK.


Honorary chairman Bernard Hine said: "The personality of these Grande Champagne cognacs are the result of a good summer in 1983. On the nose the Jarnac-matured 1983 has hints of wood, spices, leather and nuts with a round, full-bodied, exceptionally long palate.


"The 1983 Early-Landed is round and balanced having developed its richness from the humid ageing conditions in Bristol. On the nose, hints of fig, crystallised fruit, gingerbread and honey with a long velvety finish."


The 1983 Early-Landed was shipped in fine-grained French oak casks to Wickwar, near Bristol, at the end of 1985 to gently develop and mature in damp English cellars.


Hine 1983 Jarnac-matured is available at Vintage House, Old Compton Street, London W1 at £359.95 a bottle and at The Churchill Bar, Hyatt Regency London -The Churchill, Portman Square, London W1 at £45 a 50ml measure. The 1983 Early-Landed is available at Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd, London SW1 at £285.00 a bottle.