While somewhat steadying the sinking ship that was brought on by an over-reliance on the Asian market, global brandy and Cognac brands still have plenty to improve upon.
Courvoisier is releasing a series of four high-end, limited edition Cognacs into the UK just in time to tap into the Christmas shopping season.
The International Wine & Spirits Research (IWSR) has released its 2013 Travel Retail Summary Report, which is an overview of duty free trends from 2007 to 2012.
A single vintage approach is helping small Cognac producers to stand out from the might of the “big four”: Courvoisier, Rémy Martin, Martell and Hennessy.
db’s eventful trip to Cognac took in Sinead O’Connor, an umbrella tree, Napoleon’s hat, blindfolding, bobbing boats and pyjama-wearing donkeys.
From duchesses and tennis legends, to rock stars, celebrity chefs and a multitude of mint via a meringue bulldog, it’s been a busy week in the drinks business.
When Beam Inc was separated from Fortune Brands in late 2011, speculation was widespread that it would become a takeover target, but the group’s progress makes that unlikely.
Maxxium Travel Retail has launched Courvoisier’s “Le Voyage de Napoleon” with World Duty Free Group this month.
Harrods has appointed Nick Fleming as head wine and spirits buyer following the departure of Jo Ahearne MW.
From absinthe lollipops to wine gums, alcohol and sweets work well together and Christmas is a great time to enjoy the partnership.
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