Ontario now prohibits the sale of alcohol after 11 p.m. and requires bars and restaurants to close by 12 a.m. after COVID-19 case spike.
From wearable tech to robot baristas, technological innovation is stirring things up in the beverages sector By Mike Kostyo New technologies have a way of seeming futuristic, even ridiculous, one day and indispensable the next. Looking back to just a decade ago, it’s hard to believe we had yet to meet Amazon’s Alexa or gotten […]
Press Release On Thursday, May 14 Walter Craft Caesar and Paul Mason, also known as Fashion Santa, are teaming up to celebrate National Caesar Day and raise funds for Canada’s largest food rescue charity, Second Harvest. The organization uses direct delivery and its FoodRescue.ca online donation platform to redistribute nutritious food from donors across Canada to […]
An amendment to the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) has reduced the minimum price of spirits sold with food takeout and delivery orders in Ontario by 33 per cent.
By Doug Radkey Why do so many venues have average-at-best beverage programs? This is a question I find myself asking more and more these days when I travel and visit restaurants and bars throughout Canada and the United States. Putting a Moscow Mule on your ‘signature’ drink menu is not something that’s signature to you: […]
Press Release Canadians are becoming more knowledgeable about wine and more careful about alcohol consumption, according to the latest Wine Intelligence market report. The wine knowledge index (0-100) is calculated based on consumer-reported awareness of wine-producing countries, wine-growing regions and wine brands for all regular wine drinkers in Canada as well as segmented into English-speaking […]
By Samantha Biljan If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, does that mean a.m. staples like coffee and tea are the most important beverages of the day? If our research proves right, the answer is yes. Because when it comes to beverages and caffeinated habits, nearly half of consumers are drinking brewed […]
The FSR segment is losing ground to quick and limited-service restaurants, but creative, value-driven beverage programs can help arrest the trend By Sophie Mir Full-service restaurants are struggling to flourish in today’s foodservice market. In fact, according to Technomic’s 2019 Top 200 Canadian Chain Restaurant Report, both full-service location and sales growth have slowed down […]
By Samantha Biljan Bars have been offering cocktails on tap for the past decade, as well as pre-batching and freezing larger quantities. But now companies and enterprising restaurateurs alike are taking the concept even further, streamlining the process by having their cocktails bottled and canned in single-serve ready-to-drink (RTD) formats. The reason for all this? […]
Wine pairings tend to get the most attention in hospitality, but what about Scotch? Members of CF Winnipeg were treated to a convincing seminar on the neglected pairing, tasting four rounds of whiskey, each one representative of a method, process and region that make it special. Gary Dawyduk, a product ambassador for the Grant Park […]