Wine, Beer and Spirits
The Canadian alcoholic beverages sector includes the wine, beer and spirits sub-sectors, which consist of primary producers, value added production, manufacturing, packaging, beverage retailing, tourism and research and technologies related to these industries. Alcoholic beverages are produced in wineries, breweries and distilleries. Wineries produce wine or brandy from grapes or other fruits; breweries engage in the brewing of beer, ale, malt liquors and non-alcoholic beer; while distilleries distil liquor, blend liquor or blend and mix liquor and other ingredients. Canadian wine is internationally known primarily for its Icewines and increasingly for cool climate table wines. The brewing industry produces a variety of beers including lager, ale, porter and stout as well as draught and seasonal beers. Canadian distilleries produce a variety of spirits including Canadian whisky, rum, vodka, gin, liqueurs, spirit coolers and basic ethyl alcohol.
Markets offering opportunities in this sector
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|Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Seminar - Accessing Opportunities in the European Union (EU)||January 30||Saskatoon||Canada|
|Seminar – Capitalizing on Opportunities from The Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement||January 31||Winnipeg||Canada|
|CETA Business Forum: Capitalizing on Opportunities in the European Union||February 01||Calgary||Canada|
|CETA Business Forum: Capitalizing on Opportunities in the European Union||February 02||Edmonton||Canada|
|Canadian Craft Brewers U.S. Road Show||February 27-March 02||Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami (in this order)||U.S.A.|
|ProWein – International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits||March 19-21||Duesseldorf||Germany|
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