Hot on the heels of the release of impressive sales figures for the previous year, the CEO of Remy Martin, Patrick Piana, has this week spoken out of his company’s continuing action plan for 2012: Fill up the cellar!
Following an increase in turnover of 30 per cent in the period April – December 2011 over the previous year, Piana states that Remy Martin intends to enlarge their collective supply of Grande and Fine Champagne eaux-de-vie this year by 20 per cent. They will do this by increasing their purchases from their various quality producers in the region.
This seems sensible, as all the signs are there for the “golden age” of cognac to continue. The increases have come about following their investments in wineries, increasing the capacity of its Merpins bottling plant and the construction of new storage cellars.