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November 18, 2019

The 2nd Maritime Homebrew Challenge presented by Gahan House presented over $5,000 in prizes this past Saturday at their annual awards ceremony. The largest prize up for grabs for the second year in a row was the opportunity to brew and package a homebrew for a limited edition release.
 
On November 9th, 2019 home brewers gathered at the Gahan House on Sydney Street in Charlottetown to hear who would be crowned the 2019 Maritime Home Brew Grand Champion. Lady Scotia Brewing’s Tingles Sichuan Stout took home first place. Chelsea Meisner of Charlottetown, PEI was thrilled about her placing. “One year ago when I was in Dublin, Ireland I was inspired by a beer I had a Guinness Open Gate Brewery. I had one taste and immediately knew I had to make my interpretation of it the second I got home. The result was Tingles Sichuan Stout. I wanted to make a full and rich bodied stout because I knew it would contrast but also compliment the unique flavour of the Sichuan Peppercorns. This is the perfect brew for the coming winter months. As you enjoy a glass of it, it begins to tingle and warm you from the inside out! 
 
I am beyond excited and honored to take home the Grand Champion Award! Homebrewing has always been a part of my life. My parents have been homebrewing for over 40 years and are the brewmasters that sparked my interest in brewing. It brings a very big smile to my face that the judges enjoyed Tingles and can't wait to brew at Gahan so everyone else can get a chance to enjoy what is one of my favourite beers I have brewed.” 

The 1st annual Maritime Homebrew Challenge produced D Rock’s Dunkel, homebrew from Derek Wood of Truro Nova Scotia. His brew was on shelves in PEI Brewing Company locations in early summer, 2019. Sponsors and supporters of the event were Murphy Hospitality Group, DME Process Systems, and East Coast Hoppers.
 
All 2019 winners:
 
Mixed/ Fermented Sours
5th – Berry Brett – Jean Marc Landry
4th – Wild Shenanigans – Jean Marc Landry & Julien Belliveau
3rd – Cherry & Pinot Noir – Geoff Walker
2nd – Sour Swagger – Pierre Gagnon
1st – Armadillo – Green Willy Collective (Jonathan Green, William Panting, Clayton Harding, Tyler Gallant)

IPA
5th – Hop Grenade – Derek Wood
4th – Shiloh Session – James MacEachern
3rd – Brett Rambo – Greg Rogers & Richard Cormier
2nd – Stunner Jones – Jean Marc Landry & Julien Belliveau
1st – Alien Barbarian – Eric Gautier
 
Stout
5th – Moka Moka Moka – Jeremy Slaunwhite
4th – All Day Breakfast Stout – Justin Clarke
3rd – Blackout – Mark McKay
2nd – Chocolate Eruption Sweet Stout – Aaron Boudreau
1st – Tingles Sichuan Stout – Lady Scotia Brewing (Chelsea Meisner)

 
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November 14, 2019

On the announcement by William Grant & Sons that its Hendrick's gin brand is launching an absinthe in the UK;

Olly Wehring, Drinks Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, provides his view:

“In its 20th year, Hendrick's is breaking out of its comfort zone, adding an absinthe expression to the gin stable. The move isn't as bold as it looks, though. Nor does it suggest dissatisfaction with the performance of the gin brand on William Grant's part.

“Hendrick's has been a remarkable success story for the UK-headquartered group. More recently, as the gin boom has taken hold, the brand continues to hold its own among newcomers, refreshing it’s offering this year through the addition of extensions such as Midsummer Solstice and Amazonia this year.

“Had William Grant launched a Hendrick's vodka, for example, then William Grant could be justifiably accused of panicking. A niche product such as an absinthe, however, suggests fun is being had rather than alarm bells being heard.

"Besides, with its 'Victorian-esque' positioning, Hendrick's works far better in absinthe than, say, Tequila."

 
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Toronto, November 12, 2019 – Canadian businesses are responding positively to a new company created to make the music licensing process more convenient. Since its launch in July 2019, Entandem, a joint venture between RE:SOUND and SOCAN, has simplified the music licensing process for a growing number of Canadian businesses – to date, a remarkable 3,300 – that use live and recorded music to help attract and keep customers, clients and employees.

So far, Entandem has collected more than $5-million in music-licensing revenue1, demonstrating its effectiveness in making it convenient for Canadian businesses to use music ethically, legally, and responsibly, while ensuring the creators and owners of the music receive fair compensation for the use of their valuable work.

"The businesses we work with clearly appreciate the convenience of completing both RE:SOUND and SOCAN music licenses at once," said Amadou Tall, director, Entandem Licensing. "Not only is this great for business, it's a positive development for rightsholders. The fair royalties they have earned allow them to maintain and build their careers and keep bringing us the music we love."

By law, whether they use live or recorded music, Canadian businesses must pay for the music they use so that those who made the music can be fairly compensated. Just as restaurants pay food suppliers and nightclubs pay for the liquor they serve to make their business better, music is an important, and often vital, piece of the customer, client or employee’s overall experience.

The money collected from RE:SOUND and SOCAN music licenses through Entandem is distributed as royalties to songwriters, composers, music publishers, artists, and record labels.

Entandem simplifies the completion of both RE:SOUND and SOCAN licenses, previously managed separately by each organization, into a single, jointly-operated business comprising 35 full-time employees whose work is an essential part of the Canadian music ecosystem. Entandem is headquartered in Toronto with a branch office in Montréal.

With Entandem, retailers, restaurants, nightclubs, fitness clubs and myriad other organizations that use music can complete their legally required music licenses in a single transaction.

Businesses seeking more information about the music licenses they may require can visit entandemlicensing.com.

 
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November 5, 2019

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ingressohost19 engThe world came to HostMilano this year. This, the 41st edition welcomed professionals from all over the world, and thus confirmed the fair’s ranking as the world’s leading hospitality event. There were over 200,000 presences: 8% more than in 2017. And it was a very international affair, as demonstrated by the fact that four visitors out of ten came from abroad, from no fewer than 171 countries. And not just from Europe, although naturally enough the old world did dominate, with many visitors from Spain, Germany, France, the UK and Switzerland. But there were also large delegations from the USA, China, the Middle East and the Far East. The furthest any one country had to travel to get to Milan was from the Fiji Islands.
Everyone had good reason to come: there, waiting for the professional visitors were 2,249 exhibitors (up 3.8% on 2017), 1,360 of them were Italian and 889 came from 55 foreign countries. They were made up of not just the big players, but also small-scale innovative concerns and start-ups full of ideas.
So the halls of the fair were a veritable babble of languages, in what was a decidedly cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The main reason everyone was there, of course, was to do business. And they did not go away disappointed: there was a substantial growth in the meetings that took place with operators and hosted buyers, who came to Milan thanks also to collaboration from ITA-ICE from all over the world, but most notably from the USA and Canada, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. There was a high level of satisfaction with the proposals that came out of these encounters.
But Host 2019 also turned out to be a unique opportunity to exchange know-how and experiences, thanks to a calendar of initiatives that has never been fuller: over 800 events in all sectors, from coffee and pastries to bread baking and catering. Another key factor was the partnerships with sector associations. These involved professionals, consultants and experts from all over the world who tackled topical issues like sustainability and 4.0 Technology, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.

Read more on HostMilano at http://host.fieramilano.it/en

 

 

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