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Breaking News: Hine Cognac Sold to the Nicolas Family

Hine Cognac, one of the leading names in the world of Cognac, has announced the sale of the house to the Nicolas family for a sum in the region of 50 million euros.  Although the exact sale price has not been disclosed, the sale has been confirmed by the Director General of Hine Cognac, Francois Le Grelle. The house has been on the market since April this year, and is one of the bigger players in the market.  Famous for...
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Welcome to Cognac: NAS visits Hennessy’s HQ (Video)

Nas, the front man for the 'Welcome to Hennessy' campaign that's been running for a few months, has released a video showing the highlights of his recent visit to France. Hennessy are certainly placing a lot of time and effort to bring their brand to an ever younger and more trendy audience, and the appointment of Nas as a tastemaker to Jas Hennessy & Co (distributors of Hennessy Cognac in the US) is one such campaign.  Nas - for those...
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Cognac & Wine Drive French Farm & Food Exports

French exports of farming and food jumped a massive 8.4 per cent in January this year, thanks to sales of cognac and wine to both the U.S and China. After a slight slowdown in December, 2011, January sales once again picked up momentum.  The total exports rose to 4.43 billion euros, up from 4.08 billion euros the previous year.  Of this, 828 million euros was accounted for by cognac, wine and beverage exports, up from 725 million euros over the...
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Remy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish

Rémy Martin Sets its Sights on the Homeland

With China and the USA overshadowing all cognac sales right now, Remy Martin has brought its sights closer to home once again – with the aim of re-empowering sales to France and Europe - with VSOP. Tough task. But worth a try. With this in mind, those in Europe can look out for the re-modelled version of Remy’s popular classic – the Remy Martin VSOP Mature Cask.  Unchanged for a period of 40 years, this is a cognac that sells...
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“There is no match between land prices and economic realities.”  - Christophe Forget,

France’s Shrinking Vineyards

Ten years is a long time but, as recent census figure are just starting to report, not so long that you’d expect a country to lose over a tenth of its vineyards.  But that is proving to be true in the case of France, where it appears that the surface area of the country’s grape vines has shrunk by 11 per cent. The comprehensive review was conducted in 2010, and the provisional results are just now starting to be revealed. ...
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