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Covid-19: 400,000 euros for hospitals in Charente and Charente-Maritime

Via a press release, all the professionals of the wine-growing area, winegrowers, distillers and merchants, have informed that they are making a collective donation of 400 000 euros for the hospitals of Charente and Charente-Maritime.

Professionals working in Cognac, Pineau des Charentes, IGP Charentais wines and Wines without Geographical Indication are donating 400,000 euros to hospitals and other public health establishments in Charente and Charente-Maritime.

Among other actions, the cognac sector is mobilizing to provide logistical support to pharmacies in Charente and Charente-Maritime. In addition to the collective and individual initiatives of the trading houses and winegrowers already under way, it will extend a scheme to supply alcohol and raw materials used in the manufacture of hydroalcoholic solutions to pharmacies in Charente and Charente-Maritime.

With the assistance of the New Aquitaine regional health agency (ARS) and the Union of pharmacists’ unions (USPO), the Cognac sector is setting up a regional operation from Monday 6 April 2020. The aim is to collect and supply pharmacies in the Charente and Charente-Maritime which can manufacture hydroalcoholic solution. Alcohol (around 35,000 liters) ; glycerol and hydrogen peroxide. Or canisters for transport and bottles for distribution. These last elements are also very difficult to find at present.

To contact the sector and all the professionals of the wine-growing area, winegrowers, distillers and merchants about this subject :


Cognac (BNIC)

A. Billy


Pineau des Charentes (CNPC)

C. Floch


Charente PGI wines (SPPVPC)

T. Marbot


Moûts et Vins des Charentes (CIMVC)



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