Creating Signature Cocktails
What makes a great bar? What makes a great bartender? There are many things that attribute to making bars and bartenders great, from hospitality, personality, ambiance, and great food. Over the last decade or so, cocktails have snatched the limelight. A new restaurant with a great bar program used to be an added bonus to a night out.
Alberta Liquor Market Trends
Alberta’s liquor sales are leveling out and certain segments are increasing according to the AGLC. Coolers and ciders increased 5.6% from April to September 2017 compared to the same period last year and the wine category continued to gain market share increasing 1.6%. The beer category declined 1.2% and spirits decreased 1.5%.
Micro-Brewed Beer and Canadian Wine Trending
Sales from April to June 2017 showed a whopping 14.9% increase in Micro-brewed beer over 2016, and Canadian wine increased volume sales 6.6%. Gin was another strong growth leader with a 10% increase. The figures…
BC Liquor Sales Trends
Third quarter stats are now out from BC LDB, and Canadian wines and local Micro Brews continue to show strong growth, particularly in LRS locations. Canadian wines didn’t experience the same strong sales trends in the hospitality sector, however.
Manitoba Increases Sales in All Categories
In its fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries added 607 products to their portfolio. At that date, MLL had 4,610 total active listings with the breakdown as follows: 988 Spirits 2,398…