+++ UPDATE +++ : Wow, they sent us a list. Even when we are not entirely sure what they want.. See at the bottom of the page.
+++ UPDATE +++ : response from our Vietnamese friends +++ On monday we received a rather interesting message from an import & export company in Vietnam. Apparently this gentleman found our website on the web and thought: Hey! Those people must be able to ship tons and tons of cognac to Vietnam!
It’s the attempt to bypass local distributors and to get directly to the French source…
But it’s really interesting that they call us Remy Cognac. Is Remy Martin the only brand known in Vietnam? As we know, Remy Cointreau does great business in Asia (also see related article at bottom of page).
“Hi Remy Cognac, I need 10 or more container/month”
(names are changed)
Hi Remy Cognac !
_ My name Tchingtao! Currently I’m for sale ABC Ltd company. I need to buy Remy cognac wine production in France as Remy VSOP, Remy Club, Remy XO and other products of Remy with 10 or more container/month Remy on the type of wine consumption market in China. Please guide me to contact the official supplier of Remy cognac production in France. I thank you very much and hope Cognac Remy, will help me find a good supplier of Cognac Remy. Please reply via e-mail address: XXXX Address: XXXXXXXX XXXX XXXX Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam . Once again I thank you for the cooperation of Cognac Rémy.
One thing is sure: Vietnam needs more Cognac. But 10 or more container per month? Wait a moment… that is insane.
We answered to this dear gentleman, but did not receive an answer yet. We tried to make them understand that cognac is a brandy, not a wine. That cognac is expensive, not a mass product.
We had a look at the comany’s website and found all kind of different import & export products.. and this is what they answered so far:
Hi Export Cognac !
_ Ok! Export Cognac thanks for the reply to my email. Since the first email, I only speak briefly content requirements Cognac Export Company. Tomorrow, I will send an email to Cognac Export details of the Cognac wine types that companies need to offer. Thank you very much for your cooperation Cognac Export !
+++ UPDATE +++ 06/09/10
And this is what they just sent us.. still trying hard to convince them, that we do not ship cognac to Asia at all!
“Few days ago due to national holidays of Republic Day Socialist Republic of Vietnam dated 02-09. For So, now I send the detailed list which types of wine cognac company wants yuan. Through the detailed list of wines cognac from ABC Company sent, I want to Export to quote specific Cognac for each type of cognac. Thank Export Cognac
1 2 COGNAC 3 Description/product Content Btl Remarks Val Demand 4 Hennessy XO 6/70/40 ref Eur 13.333 5 Hennessy VSOP 12/70/40 ref Eur 13.333 6 Hennessy Paradis extra 12/75/40 13.333 7 Remy XO 6/70/40 ref Eur 13.333 8 Remy VSOP 12/75/40 ref Eur 13.333 9 Remy Martin club 6/70/40 ref Eur 13.333 10 Martel Cordon blue 6/70/40 13.333 11 Martel XO Surpreme 6/70/40 13.333 12 Martel VSOP Medaillon 12/7.0/40 ref Eur 13.333 13 Louis XIII / 40 Eur 500