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Supreme Court Declares Provincial Trade Barriers Constitutional

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled provincial trade barriers are constitutional — knocking down “the Comeau Case,” also known as the...

Challenges & Opportunities: A Bitter Draught

Liquor legislation can be a contentious subject within the foodservice industry — so much so that Restaurants Canada launched its Raise the Bar report...

Canadian Spirits Exports Down in 2017

TORONTO — Statistics Canada reports the value of Canadian spirits exported internationally declined 5.1 per cent in 2017 from the previous year. “The March 2017...

Taco Bell to Serve Alcohol at New Location?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Taco Bell recently applied for a liquor licence for its new property planned for Wicker Park, Chicago, which would make it the...

Alcohol Sales Nixed at Toronto’s Atlantic Restaurant

TORONTO — Toronto restaurateur Nathan Isberg is making waves again, with news that his Atlantic restaurant is no longer serving alcohol. The decision follows...

Classic and Savoury Cocktails Are Wooing Fans This Winter

Volume 47, Number 9 Looks like the days of tall, fizzy and fruity concoctions are behind us, at least temporarily. As the forecast changes from warm...

Best Bar None Awards Ottawa Establishments

OTTAWA — A year after the Best Bar None responsible alcohol service program expanded to Ottawa, participating members celebrated the first annual awards yesterday, with a special ceremony at Steak Modern in the city’s ByWard Market.

Quebec Finance Minister Lowers Alcohol Taxes in Foodservice

QUEBEC — Quebec finance minister Carlos Leitão has tabled a budget for the 2014/2015 year that will level the playing field between restaurants and liquor stores when it comes to tax rates on alcohol.

Starbucks Expanding Its Alcohol Menu Across U.S.

SEATTLE — Starbucks has announced plans to expand its evening menu of alcohol and light bites to thousands of U.S. locations in the next...

Best Bar None Ontario to Expand in Toronto and Ottawa

TORONTO — Best Bar None (BBN) — the Ontario chapter of the internationally recognized accreditation program that promotes higher standards in the sale and...