By mommahayne

Is it really vodka?

With the wide range of craft vodkas being produced in BC, it’s interesting to ask, “Are these really vodkas or should the Canadian definition of vodka be changed?” According to Canadian Food and Drug Regulations

Consumers are more health conscious than they have been ever before. Organic food is experiencing a boom, and many people are choosing diets that feature less meat, more vegetables, and are completely free of gluten, additives, and artificial preservatives. It was just a matter of time until exotic alcoholic drinks came under scrutiny from those customers who want to moderate their intake.

Canadian wine sales are soaring in liquor stores with a 36.1% increase over last year, but pubs and restaurants show the reverse trend with a decrease of 3.6%. This trend shows that the hospitality industry is slow to follow consumers’ preference to enjoy Canadian wine, not just that produced in BC.

Spirits Made in Alberta

Alberta has a strong bootlegging heritage and a rich history in distillation, forged from its time spent under Prohibition more than 100 years ago.When implemented in 1916, there were certain loopholes, such as allowing 2.5%…

The Trend to Mobile

Consider this: In the German city of Augsberg, officials have embedded traffic lights in the sidewalks so smartphone users don’t have to look up from their texting or tweeting as they walk. It’s just one more sign that we are increasingly living our lives on our smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices. For a liquor retailer, this is also a reminder that business is increasingly going mobile.