Daily Archives: September 19, 2015

The Chairman/CEO of Hennessy Cognac BERNARD Peillon, talks about the importance of Nigeria to the brand

The Chairman/CEO of Hennessy Cognac, BERNARD Peillon was in Lagos recently. Here he talks about the success of the brand in Nigeria and the country’s importance to the label

Is this your first visit to Nigeria?

Yes it is. But I have been to South Africa. My parents used to live in Northern Africa, in Morocco and actually my brother was born there. I have been to a few other countries, but I’m still in the learning stage.

What’s your first impression of Nigeria?

South African Wine producers want to double sales to Nigeria by 5%

South African wine producers are trying to cater for Nigerian’s appetite for red wine and Angolans’ thirst for sparkling wine, says Matome Mbatha of Wines of South Africa (WOSA), an industry trade body.

He made the comments on Thursday 17th September 2015, in Cape Town, South Africa.

He added that exports of mostly red wine to Nigeria have risen to 4.5 million litres a year, while exports to Angola of mostly bubbly wine has risen to 6 million litres, 5 million of which are sparkling wines, mainly J.C. Le Roux, a low cost sparkling wine that retails for about N900 ($4) in South Africa.