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January 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
Changing tastes at home and hard times in the United States and Europe are prompting Cognac to export its version of the French good life to where the money is--Japan. The brandy distillers in this town of 20,000 people in southwestern France are turning to Asia's booming economies to weather a recession that is squeezing more-established clients. "Cognac is an economic barometer," said Gilles Hennessy, scion of a renown cognac clan.
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January 2, 1994 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pub keepers call them "booze bandits" and warn that their cross-Channel activities threaten the national brewing industry. Liquor store owners say these passengers on "booze cruises" are eroding their profits. The government claims these shoppers are costing the treasury as much as $750 million a year in vanished taxes. Just who are these scofflaws?
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January 2, 1994 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pub keepers call them "booze bandits" and warn that their cross-Channel activities threaten the national brewing industry. Liquor store owners say these passengers on "booze cruises" are eroding their profits. The government claims these shoppers are costing the treasury as much as $750 million a year in vanished taxes. Just who are these scofflaws?
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January 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
Changing tastes at home and hard times in the United States and Europe are prompting Cognac to export its version of the French good life to where the money is--Japan. The brandy distillers in this town of 20,000 people in southwestern France are turning to Asia's booming economies to weather a recession that is squeezing more-established clients. "Cognac is an economic barometer," said Gilles Hennessy, scion of a renown cognac clan.
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