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Rare Cognacs go up for auction

Published:  18 August, 2011

Twenty-five rare Cognacs will go under the hammer at the sixth annual Cognac charity auction.

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Alcohol sales hit travel retail high

Published:  02 August, 2011

Wine and spirits sales in the travel retail sector have hit their highest levels since 1999, according to a new report.

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Maxxium UK announces cognac back in growth

Published:  28 July, 2011

Maxxium UK has announced the UK cognac market is back in growth by 10% in volume and value, due to its brand Courvoisier, which it says is propelling the spirit forward.

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Martell launches on-pack promotion to win luxury home

Published:  28 July, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned Martell has launched an on-pack promotion offering consumers a chance to win a luxury home in Cognac.

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Courvoisier pedals punch sampling drive

Published:  21 July, 2011

An eight metre high pedal powered punch machine will be the main attraction in Courvoisier's new summer sampling campaign.

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Rémy Cointreau in exclusive talks over Champagne sale

Published:  02 March, 2011

Rémy Cointreau has entered into exclusive negotiations with EPI over the sale of its Champagne division.

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Distell sales hit hard by exchange rate

Published:  17 February, 2011

South African wine and spirits conglomerate Distell's sales gains have been hard hit by unfavourable exchange rates and a less profitable sales mix.

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Cognac sales up 30% in 2010

Published:  24 January, 2011

2010 was a record year for Cognac, as shipments reached an all-time high of 1.86 billion Euros (£1.58 billion).

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Vinexpo: World wine industry is robust

Published:  13 January, 2011

Vinexpo insists the world wine industry is in good health - despite big companies looking to dispose of assets.

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UK spirits market on course for growth

Published:  12 January, 2011

Spirits consumption in the UK will continue to increase over the next four years, according to research carried out by Vinexpo/IWSR.

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New look for Cuvée Pierre Frapin

Published:  23 November, 2010

The new packaging for the ultra-premium Cuvée Pierre Frapin 1888 features stylish detail.

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New look for Cuvée Pierre Frapin

Published:  23 November, 2010

The new packaging for the ultra-premium Cuvée Pierre Frapin 1888 features stylish detail.

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Hennessy gears up for 54th Gold Cup

Published:  15 November, 2010

Hennessy is gearing up for this year's Gold Cup at Newbury which will mark 54 years of continuous partnership.

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Cognac launches iPhone app

Published:  29 October, 2010

A new mobile phone application for Cognac has been launched by the region's generic body, the BNIC.

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Pernod Ricard sells Renault Cognac

Published:  14 October, 2010

Pernod Ricard has sold the Renault Cognac brand to the Finnish drinks operation Altia for €10 million.

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Cognac auction raises €70,000 for charity

Published:  17 September, 2010

The fifth annual Part des Anges, or angel's share, charity auction of specially-made Cognacs, has raised more than €70,000.

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Maxxium's new £1,800 Cognac

Published:  09 September, 2009

Maxxium UK is launching a new luxury Cognac, L'Essence de Courvoisier, aimed at connoisseurs which retails at £1,800 a bottle.

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Calabrese joins the Cognac elite

Published:  12 June, 2009

Gerry Calabrese of the Hoxton Pony is among the new members of Courvoisier's elite online professional network site The Future 500.

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Cognac producers launch education toolkit

Published:  24 April, 2009

Cognac producers have financed and developed a new training toolkit to help trade professionals improve their understanding of the region and its products.

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Altia bags Pernod Cognac

Published:  01 April, 2009

Pernod Ricard has continued its sell-off of brands from the acquisition of Vin & Sprit from the Swedish monopoly, with an agreement to dispose of Gronstedts Cognac to Finnish drinks group Altia.

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