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US tariffs boost trade in old Cognac

Published:  11 December, 2019

US tariffs on wine and whisky are driving the market in Cognac, a leading UK supplier has revealed.

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Major redesign for BNIC website

Published:  29 October, 2019

The BNIC has redesigned and expanded its cognac.fr website.

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Brandies: unleashing a spirit of adventure

Published:  04 October, 2019

Grape spirits really don’t get a fair deal in UK bars, where even Cognac and Armagnac rarely receive the shelf space or cocktail list presence their global reputations deserve. Grapes are grown and distilled in dozens of other places around the world, but those brandies are largely overlooked as well.

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US sales drive Cognac to fifth year of export growth

Published:  19 August, 2019

Cognac has reported export growth for the fifth year in a row. Shipments were up 6.9% in value and 2.5% in volume for the year ending 31 July 2019, the region’s governing body has revealed.

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Rémy Cointreau loses top boss

Published:  11 July, 2019

Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, chief executive at Rémy Cointreau, has announced she will be leaving the company at the end of the year, citing personal reasons.

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Delamain returns to directly cultivating vines in Grande Champagne

Published:  02 July, 2019

The House of Delamain has returned to directly cultivating vines in Grande Champagne for the first time in over a century.

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Fit for the future

Published:  26 June, 2019

Maison Martell has formed a dynamic partnership aimed at preparing its vineyards for climate breakdown, as  Alison Reid, of ethical-hedonist.com, reports. 

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Cognac reports record export growth

Published:  15 January, 2019

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) has reported record export growth for Cognac across both value and volume.

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Reinventing Cognac

Published:  22 October, 2018

Cognac has two faces, neither of which appeal to millennial consumers. James Lawrence finds a spirit trying to revitalise its image

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Cognac sets new export record

Published:  14 August, 2018

Cognac exports have achieved their fourth consecutive year of growth, driven by continued thirst for the historic French brandy in the US.

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Rémy Cointreau reports annual sales increase boosted by strong Chinese performance

Published:  18 April, 2018

Rémy Cointreau has reported an increase in annual sales, boosted by demand in China for its Cognac, and kept its target for profit growth this year.

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Cognac exports reach record volumes in 2017

Published:  17 January, 2018

Exports are on the rise for Cognac.

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Cognac XO age classification increases to 10 years

Published:  15 January, 2018

The Cognac industry has increased its XO age classification from the current six to 10 years.

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Distell sells Bisquit Cognac brand to Campari

Published:  20 December, 2017

Distell has agreed to sell its Bisquit Dubouche et Ci Cognac business to Campari Group for €52.5m.

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UKs first Cognac Show launched by Whisky Exchange

Published:  22 November, 2017

The UK’s first ever Cognac Show tasting will take place next April 2018, Harpers can reveal.

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Small Cognac producers raise the spirit to a new audience

Published:  16 November, 2017

A new generation of Cognac producers has raised the double-distilled spirit to a new audience in the UK, providing the on-trade and independent wine merchants with a fresh alternative to the handful of big brands that dominate the buoyant global cognac market.

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Cognac exports reach record levels as shipments to Europe return to growth

Published:  17 August, 2017

Cognac exports continued to go from strength to strength in the past year with double-digit value and volume growth, boosted by a return to growth for the European market driven by the UK and Germany.

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Hine appoints Speciality Brands as UK distributor

Published:  16 August, 2017

Hine Cognac has appointed premium spirits agent Speciality Brands as its new UK distributor.

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Rémy Martin goes virtual

Published:  12 June, 2017

Rémy Martin is the latest brand to hop on board the virtual reality train to explore new ways of engaging with customers.

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Remy Cointreau re-bounds with 7% sales growth

Published:  24 November, 2016

Top Cognac producer Remy Cointreau has reversed its fortunes after a difficult 2015.

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