Cheers to the drinks of the future

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 […]

Walter Craft Caesar to raise funds for Second Harvest on National Caesar Day

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 […]

Canadians becoming more knowledgeable about wine: Wine Intelligence report

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 […]

Caffeine Clamour: The latest trends in coffee, tea and milk

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 […]

Winning Pair

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 […]

Ready for RTD? The once unloved beverage category has gotten an upgrade

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? […]

Sláinte! A night of Scotch pairings made for a rousing — and carousing — success

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 […]