Emperador to buy Louis Royer cognac?

There are unconfirmed reports that Emperador, the Philippine brandy maker, is to buy Louis Royer, the French cognac brand.

Diane Kruger becomes Martell ambassador

Hollywood actress and self-confessed Francophile Diane Kruger is Martell cognac’s ambassador for the brand’s 300th anniversary this year.

Brands Report 2015: Brandy

We might as well call the brandy category the cognac category. 

Rémy Cointreau's sales slide 5.6%

Rémy Cointreau has reported organic sales value dropped 5.6% and operating profit dropped 14.6% for the six months ended September 30.

Armagnac Academies’ success in China

The first Armagnac Academy in China took place on Thursday October 30 in Beijing at the Crown Plaza hotel in the Wangfujing district.

Faith pours doubt on elderly Cognacs

Cognac expert Nicholas Faith has panned some of Cognac’s most expensive bottles, saying the French spirit rarely improves after 40 years of ageing.

Spirit France buys majority stake in Janneau

Spirit France Group has announced it has acquired a majority stake in Armagnac brand Janneau from the Giovinetti family.

Courvoiser's Asseline goes global

Beam Suntory has promoted Rebecca Asseline from Courvoisier UK brand ambassador to global brand ambassador.

New limited edition Martell

Martell, which claims to be the oldest of the great cognac houses, is celebrating its 300th anniversary with the release of a new limited edition expression, Martell Premier Voyage.

New Rémy Martin cellar master

Baptiste Loiseau, Rémy Martin’s new cellarmaster, was in London yesterday (June 11) as part of the farewell celebrations for the retiring Pierrette Trichet.

New Rémy Martin cellar master

Baptiste Loiseau, Rémy Martin’s new cellarmaster, was in London yesterday (June 11) as part of the farewell celebrations for the retiring Pierrette Trichet.

Travel Retail: Rémy Martin rolls out cellar-specific cognacs

Rémy Martin Cognac is to launch the first two expressions in its Fine Champagne Cognac collection, exclusive to travel retail.

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Brandy

For the latest instalment of the Brands Report, we quizzed the class of 2013 on the brandy brands moving through their bars.

London's Wellesley buys 'world's oldest Cognac'

The Wellesley hotel in London’s Knightsbridge, claims to have bought the world’s oldest Cognac.

Hennessy tops world's best selling cognac ranking

The world’s largest cognac producer is Hennessy, according to Drinks International’s The Millionaires’ Club 2013.

Nicholas Faith spies bright Cognac future despite China dip

Nicholas faith has said Cognac producers “have it made” and needn’t worry about the apparent slowdown of sales in China, the world’s top destination for the French spirit.

Courvoisier celebrates the Here and Now

The Here and Now is the name of Maxxium UK’s new advertising and marketing campaign for Courvoisier Cognac.

CL Financial sells Hine cognac to EDV SAS

CL Financial has sold Hine Cognac to French company EDV SAS, according to reports in France and the UK's just-drinks.

Armagnac Academies launched

The BNIA (Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac) has launched a programme to educate drinks professionals about France’s oldest spirit.

Bisquit opens château for the first time

Bisquit Cognac is opening the doors of its château for the first time to the public to celebrate France’s national heritage weekend (Journées Européennes du Patrimoine).

The Philippines' Emperador heads top ten brandy list

Emperador brandy from the Philippines was the best selling brandy in the world in 2012, selling over five times that of global Cognac brands Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin and Courvoisier.