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Cognac volumes to smash records

Published:  23 July, 2008

Volumes of production for Cognac in 2007 are expected to break current production records, latest figures show.

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Russia invests in Cognac

Published:  23 July, 2008

A spate of Russian investment in Cognac has left its generic body puzzled.

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Cognac to host 25th Detective Thriller Film Festival

Published:  23 July, 2008

Top prizes include the Grand Prix du Festival de Cognac.

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Cocktail secrets of Cognac to be unveiled

Published:  23 July, 2008

Grand marnier Cognac expert Patrick Raguenaud to unveil secrets of Cognac.

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Cognac exports surge ahead

Published:  23 July, 2008

Exports of Cognac in 2006 were the third highest on record. According to figures released by the Bureau National Interprofessionel du Cognac (BNIC), 152 million bottles of Cognac were exported worldwide, representing an increase of 7.2% by volume and 11% in value compared with 2005. These volumes have only been bettered by sales in 1989 and 1990.

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Cognac market to expand 5% per year

Published:  23 July, 2008

by stuart peskett
The total amount of Cognac produced is to increase by 5%
a year for the next five years to keep up with rising demand, according to the Bureau National Interprofesionnel du Cognac (BNIC).

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Camus launches screwcap Cognac

Published:  23 July, 2008

Camus has launched what it believes is the first-ever range of Cognacs bottled under screwcap.

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Cognac generic body to be split up

Published:  23 July, 2008

Big changes are planned for the organisation of the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC).
Despite local press reports, the BNIC is not being wound up, but a plan has been devised by French agriculture minister Dominique Bussereau to split it up into three comits de gestion (management boards).
Furthermore, growers will have to decide in advance what to do with their crop - be it for Cognac production, Pineau des Charentes, table wine or for table grapes.
At the moment, the BNIC has committees covering areas such as viticulture and growers, as well as a decision-making committee that is made up of growers and producers - in a 50/50 split.

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Cognac Supplement 2005

Published:  23 July, 2008

The next decade could well mark a turning point for the Cognac industry. The big players and the generic body have realised that they need to update the image of their beloved spirit. More importantly, the three key markets are in growth again and bartenders are getting switched on to the product. And Cognac is a versatile product - one with great heritage and integrity. We hope that this shines through in the 2005 Harpers Cognac supplement.

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XO Cognac grows up

Published:  23 July, 2008

After many years of deliberation, a ruling has just been passed that the youngest eau de vie in a bottle of XO Cognac must be at least 10 years old, some four years older than the current minimum age, reports Stuart Peskett.

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Cognac Supplement 2004

Published:  23 July, 2008

Cognac has cultivated an image as a luxury drink, but is it now questioning its identity?

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VENDING COGNAC

Published:  23 July, 2008

Following the decline in demand for Cognac from the early 90's onwards and a difficult decade of cutbacks in production, more positive developments and more successful brands are emerging, along with renewed confidence and ambitious targets. Giles Fallowfield reports.

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HINE LAUNCHES MIXABLE COGNAC

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Stuart Peskett

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Tesseron Cognac appoints agent

Published:  23 July, 2008

Corney & Barrow gets exclusive deal

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Coeur de Cognac: For people who don't do cognacs

Published:  18 January, 2007

Maxxium UK is launching Rmy Martin's, Coeur de Cognac, into the UK market this October in a bid to entice a new audience to a sector still deemed by many as old fashioned and intimidating.

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Wine from Cognac

Published:  18 January, 2007

Mainart is a new wine brand from Cognac with three price tiers. Rather than the dull Ugni Blanc, it uses red Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

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Wine from Cognac

Published:  18 January, 2007

Mainart is a new wine brand from Cognac with three
price tiers

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Courvoisier encourages consumers to trade up on cognac

Published:  30 November, 1999

Beam Global UK is encouraging consumers to try higher marques of cognac this Father's Day by offering a complimentary sample of Courvoisier VSOP with sales of Courvoisier VS, the UK's favourite cognac.

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