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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.


Louis Royer Cognac appoints Mangrove as UK distributor

Published:  11 January, 2013

Mangrove has been appointed UK distributor to Cognac distillery Louis Royer in a bid to increase distribution in the UK.


Earliest known vintage Cognac to be sold in Harrods

Published:  05 December, 2012

Harrods is to showcase a 233-year-old cognac, which has been recently recognised as the earliest known vintage.


Martell Cognac teams up with Raymond Blanc and Jamie Cullum

Published:  23 November, 2012

Martell Cognac has teamed up with renowned chef Raymond Blanc and jazz musician Jamie Cullum to host a series of exclusive experiences for consumers across the UK and France.


Salvatore Calabrese launches Salvatore's Liquore di Limone

Published:  20 November, 2012

Leading bartender and drinks consultant Salvatore Calabrese has officially launched a lemon liqueur named Salvatore's Liquore di Limone.


Cognac exports grow but producers 'vigilant'

Published:  06 September, 2012

Latest figures issued by the BNIC shows a 4.3% growth in Cognac shipments compared with last year, but producers remain "vigilant" due to current economic and financial uncertainties.


Courvoisier offers trip to France in on-pack competition

Published:  10 August, 2012

Maxxium UK is running a competition to win a trip to France as part of its Courvoisier's Cocktails on a Grand Scale campaign, in a bid to bring young adults to the category.


Demand for premium spirits at all time high

Published:  13 July, 2012

The premium spirits category is the one to watch with sales up double-digit figures in both the on and off-trade, and malt whisky and Cognac taking the biggest value share.


Pernod Ricard releases spirit gift packs for Father's Day

Published:  12 June, 2012

As part of its Premium Edge initiative to make premium spirits "compelling", Pernod Ricard is releasing gift packs of four premium spirit brands in time for Father's Day.


Pernod Ricard shakes up senior team

Published:  12 June, 2012

Pernod Ricard is carrying out a radical shake-up of it senior team - spurred on by the retirement of Lionel Breton from Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouet.


Douglas Blyde: talks to Nicolas Kenedi on Martell's Pure Gourmet food and Cognac matching

Published:  21 March, 2012

Douglas Blyde talks to dandy and gourmet, Nicolas Kenedi, the official adviser to Martell on its 'Pure Gourmet' food matching philosophy...


David Longford: the undiscovered world of Cognac, cocktails and women

Published:  18 March, 2012

Imagine, a woman - let's say between the ages of 22 and 63 - walks into a cocktail bar, somewhere in the world. She's had a long, hard day bashing away at the glass ceiling at the law firm/pension provider/bank where she works, and she just wants to sit at the bar and forget it all for a while, before heading home to her version of domestic bliss.


David Longfield: Cognac Summit's search for Cognacs that appeal to women

Published:  12 February, 2012

As the numbers were crunched from the 1,380 completed tasting and assessment sheets filled in by the 34 invited bartenders, sommeliers, retailers and journalists, early conclusions after the four days of the fifth annual International Cognac Summit, held at the end of January, included the perhaps surprising view that packaging was broadly considered not to be important to women buying Cognac by the bottle.


Record-breaking year for Cognac sales

Published:  02 February, 2012

Cognac had a record-breaking year in 2011 spearheaded by a rise in Chinese consumption - global sales grew 6.4% on the previous year.