Shot #55 Special Edition – Jonathon Smolensky of Sovereign Canada

On this special edition of Post Shift Podcast, I did a live Instagram stream with good friend and peer, Jonathon Smolensky from Sovereign Wine and Spirits about how the Covid-19 crisis has affected the industry as well as us delving into some of the initiatives that the industry are working on across the country.Links below!

Atlantic Canada

Charton Hobbs paying bartenders to create content, giving them bottles to do so

Quebec

Andrew Whibley’s Go Fund Me initiative

Ontario

Bartenders Benevolence Fund

Toplack Tuesdays

Dan Cronin doing Video Series on IGTV with information sessions on EI

Civil Liberties Live Zoom hangouts (A Bar isn’t a place, it’s a social community)

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

Danielle Pingert’s Go Fund Me initiatives

Alberta

Alan Screaton’s #virtual tips4hopsitality Pantry Cocktail Series

Bacardi, Campari and Pablo have teamed up to do bottle delivery service for Negronis

BC

Shrawan Khanna Delivery Service / Go Fund me Victoria

Vancouver Food and Beverage Community Relief Fund

National

CPBA Relief Measures Fund

CPBA announce an information session with a major Canadian accounting firm Akeroyd Leung Almani who does a tremendous amount of work with hospitality industry, including restaurants bars liquor agency hospitality individuals

Breaking Bread Now (list of independent restaurants doing delivery across the country)

Bacardi food programs across Canada

RC Show National Program Hospitality Wide Relief Fund with the Hospitality Workers Foundation (a scholarship organization)

Bartender Atlas continues with educational programs

Federal Government has asked all distilleries who can to start created hand sanitizers (TTB in US has more or less forced them to do that). Kudos to everyone complying with those requests, big and small, from Corby’s to Spirit of York

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