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September 11, 2018

Winnipeg, MB– The Province of Manitoba recently unveiled a series of fines that will be applied for cannabis related activity after legalization on October 17th. Specifically, anyone caught growing their own cannabis will be fined $2542. These fines will exist despite the fact that the Federal regulations allow for home cultivation.

David Clement, Toronto based North American Affairs Manager of the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), said that "The home cultivation ban is incredibly silly when you account for the fact that medical cannabis patients have won the legal right to grow at home through the Supreme Court's ruling in the Allard case. Having different rules for different residents of Manitoba makes the law significantly more difficult to enforce."

"The home cultivation ban is also quite archaic when you consider that fact that adults are legally permitted to brew their own beer and wine at home. There is no reason for cannabis to be regulated more strictly than how the province treats alcohol. Simply treating cannabis legalization like legal alcohol would make the entire legalization process easier, less burdensome for law enforcement, and more consumer friendly," said Clement

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NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2018 – Jian Nan Chun, one of the oldest makers of the Chinese wheat-based spirit baijiu, was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy, the highest honor at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge,an annual non-commercial professional tasting competition held in New York. The judging panel consists of representatives from authoritative organizations and professionals in the industry designated by the organizing committee. The rigorous science-based evaluation process lasts two to three months and covers sample delivery, a blind taste test and a phased evaluation process.

Leading liquor brands from across the world were invited to take part, including Martell, Johnnie Walker, Chivas Regal and Yamazaki among others, to be evaluated by their expert panel of judges. Leading Chinese baijiu brand, Moutai, won the Finalist award with a score of 96, while Jian Nan Chun, rated at 97. Both received special recognition from the judges for the fine quality of the liquor.

With carefully crafted products, Jian Nan Chun continues to create an iconic liquor brand in its home market and promote Chinese liquor culture internationally. Jian Nan Chun's success at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge has helped increase the brand's awareness overseas as a leading liquor manufacturer.

In December 2017, Jian Nan Chun made its first big international debut as it attended The Chinese Arts Gala held at United Nations headquarters in New York as a strategic partner. As the first Chinese liquor maker to display at UN headquarters, Jian Nan Chun played a significant role in the promotion of Chinese culture. Winning the highest honor at Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018 is considered a new milestone for the Chinese liquor brand as it expands into international markets.

With over 1,500 years of history, and a unique five-grain brewing process (sorghum, rice, glutinous rice, wheat and corn) unchanged for more than a millennium, Jian Nan Chun is considered one of the top two fragrant liquor producing brands in China. Cited in historical texts dating back to the reign of Emperor Dezong, during the Later Tang Dynasty period (742-805), Jian Nan Chun has a proven record of sourcing the best quality ingredients and ethos of providing high-end consumers with a liquor of choice.

Published Date

August 29, 2018

Opening a bottle of your favorite beer is easier thanks to inventor William Painter.

A National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee, he developed the crown cork, which is the pry-off and twist-off bottle cap you see on most bottled beverages today. His crown cork bottle cap sealed beverages, keeping carbonated drinks from falling flat and leaking. 

But, he also developed a tool for removing the bottle caps — the bottle opener.

On National Beer Lover’s Day (Sept. 7) and National Drink a Beer Day (Sept. 28), celebrate inventor William Painter’s contributions to beer innovation! 


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