French spirits group Belvedere reported turnover of €50.2m (US$45.6m) for the first quarter of 2002, against €30.9m in the first quarter of 2001. Total spirit sales at the company reached €42.2m in the first three months of 2002 compared with €25.3m in the first quarter of 2001. Belvedere's wine sales for the quarter stood at €5.1m, 8.9% down from last year. In addition to its spirits and wine operations, the company is also involved in the manufacture of luxury bottles for white spirits.