Food In Canada

  • Black Fly Beverages expands product line

    August 29, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    Black Fly Vodka Cranberry first rolled off the production line in 2005 — from an old bank building in downtown London, Ont. — the goal was to evolve the Ready-to-Drink (RTD) category. As Ontario’s first craft-produced RTD, Black Fly created

  • Carone expands into craft distilling

    August 6, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    Lanoraie, Que. – Carone, premium estate winery located in the Lanaudière region of Québec, announced that it has expanded into craft distillation and will release its first spirits later this summer. Carone will be the Lanaudière region’s first craft distiller

  • Black Fly Beverages enters the Canadian RTD shot market

    May 3, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    Black Fly Beverages is taking a shot with their new Tequila Shaker Shots, launching the first ready to drink (RTD) tequila shot in Canada. Black Fly is the first Ontario company granted distillery licence when they launched in 2005. Black

  • LCBO launches online shopping

    July 29, 2016 by Food in Canada

    The LCBO’s new e-commerce website will feature an initial assortment of nearly 5,000 wines, beers, ciders and spirits

  • Ice cider still gold

    February 25, 2011 by Carolyn Cooper

    Ice cider producer Domaine Pinnacle takes a top prize in Quebec wine contest

  • Beer Connected to Psoriasis in Women

    August 31, 2010 by Food in Canada

    A new study suggests that women who drink regular beer have a greater risk of developing psoriasis, an immune-mediated skin disease. According to the research, the same results are not true for women who drink light beer, wine or other

  • GST rules on beverages can drive retailers to drink

    March 2, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Food manufacturers are creating clever new beverages, mixing ingredients to create non-traditional products such as flavoured soy, flavoured water, and carbonated iced tea. But when these characteristics are mixed, the sales tax results can seem inconsistent, making it tough for

  • Constellation focuses on mid-premium spirits

    January 26, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Constellation Brands of Fairport, N.Y. (US$3.8 billion in 2008 revenues), a leading beer wine and spirits maker (acquired Vincor International of Mississauga in 2006), sold its value spirits business to New Orleans-based Sazerac Company for US$334 million to reduce debt

  • Sales plummet for LCBO’s Vintages

    January 26, 2009 by Food in Canada

    The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), Ontario’s monopoly supplier of spirits and Canada’s largest retailer of spirits and wine ($4 billion in net sales), advised would-be suppliers in mid-November that its Vintages fine wine and spirits business unit would

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