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Companies Respond to Plea from Foods Banks

OTTAWA — Companies around the country are stepping up and helping food banks after a nationwide plea for support. The SAQ (Quebec’s government-owned liquor retailer)...

The Surging Popularity of Energy Drinks

It’s not a joke: What’s the difference between an Irish coffee and a Vodka Red Bull (VRB)? People sip an Irish coffee — caffeine,...

Pur Vodka hits LCBO shelves

MONTREAL — Pur Vodka is now available in Ontario at select LCBO stores. After much anticipation, the first bottles of the Quebec-made vodka were made...

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.

Mackmyra Svensk Whisky Available in Quebec

SWEDEN — Mackmyra Svensk Whisky continues its international push in North America, partnering with the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), which now stocks...