15 February, 2002

Champagne-boss head of INAO

Yves Bénard has been appointed to become the leader of the division of wines, eaux-de-vie and other alcoholic beverages at the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine). He has been a member of the comité since 1994.

Monsieur Bénard is also chairman of the Union des Maisons de Champagne - the association of champagne houses that is. He is one of two chairmen of the CIVC (Comité Interprofesionnelle du Vin de Champagne), and he is in charge of the champagne- and wine division of the French luxury conglomerate, LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy).

Earlier this year he said to Decanter, that he would want to let bureaucracy serve the producers rather than - as today - the very opposite. He has also said, that the producers must be more autonomous, and that you cannnot supervise everything from Paris.

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