Canadian Cantineros Contest; Havana Club Canada

Canadian Cantineros Contest; Havana Club Canada

Havana Club Canada is searching for 20 Canadian bartenders to take a trip with them to Cuba. We got the opportunity to catch up with Donnie Wheeler by phone to chat about the upcoming contest and selection process. So tell me about this particular contest; So this is the Canadian Cantineros Contest of 2017′ by Havana Club. Cantineros being the Spanish word for bartender. I am basically taking a bunch of bartenders to Cuba, and I…

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Courage and Conviction: A Celebration of Bold Women

Courage and Conviction: A Celebration of Bold Women

BRITISH COLUMBIA’S HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ’S DAY WITH NETWORKING EVENT Networking event, titled “Courage and Conviction” brings together women in the hospitality industry. VANCOUVER, BC (Feb. 23, 2017) — The who’s who of Vancouver’s hospitality scene will gather at Chambar Restaurant on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day at a networking event titled “Courage and Conviction: A Celebration of Bold Women”. Women have a long, rich history in the hospitality industry, bringing both a…

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Ramos Gin Fizz, Ungava Gin changes the classic

Ramos Gin Fizz, Ungava Gin changes the classic

When you attempt to take on a cocktail like the New Orléans Fizz aka Ramos Gin Fizz, it is important that you understand its history. When you think about New Orléans, you likely think of Mardi Gras, Jazz and the warmth of Louis Armstrong’s trumpet. If you are a cocktail geek like all the writers on this site, you may think of the Daiquiri, Vieux Carre, Hurricane and, Ramos Fizz. Jerry Thomas was first to put the…

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Walter Caesar Mix

Walter Caesar Mix

In late 2013, tasked with writing about Canada’s National Drink The Caesar, I felt conflicted.  I quickly found out that a company called Brutus Beverages, out of Vancouver, had created a craft version of Clamato juice. One quick phone call to Aaron Harowitz, the Co-Founder of Walter Caesar, yielded an opportunity to sample their products. He immediately offered to send samples. I, overjoyed at how personable he was over the phone, talked about their company’s vision with him. Here’s our take on…

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