The Reel Food Film Festival – Spring 2013

One night only: Thursday, March 14th

Thursday, March 14, Doors open at 6 pm, Screening at 6:30 pm
Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street
Free Admission (5$ suggested donation)


by Stephanie Soeching and Jason Lindsey, US, 2009, 90 min
Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like other items on the market? Tapped is a timely behind-the- scenes documentary that explores an industry that aims to privatize and sell one resource that everyone should have access to: water. This shocking documentary sheds light on the bottled water industry and the communities that they tap.

Tim Baker’s Visit to Honduras

by Malcolm Hamilton, CAN, 2012, 12 min
This engaging short documentary follows Tim Baker – the lead singer of Juno-nominated band, Hey Rosetta! visit to Honduras as he discovers that food is much more than food.

An Overview of the Private Label Liquor Industry

When an individual takes a sip of a summer ale at a backyard bar-b-que or sips a Whiskey Sour during a Girl's Night Out, the origin of the each alcohol most likely never crossed their mind. If it had, however, the mental picture would probably involve the owner slaving away with ingredients or possibly manufacturing a still. For private label liquors, there is little chance of reality matching those images.

Private label or white label liquor generally occurs as the result of a company establishing a contract with a distillery to perform anywhere from just the production of the liquor to nearly every aspect of the company. These arrangements often are often viewed as unsavory to some in the same field. but it is simply a business deal to perform a specialized service. The array of services offered by these for-fire distilleries are broad, but here are three of the most popular, as well as common reasons for choosing it.

The logistics required for simple product distribution involves a plethora of complicated choices. Many companies contract this out as well, assuming those with experience will do it better and are already making the liquor anyway.

Federal law requires that the formulation of a company's product must be properly filed. Again, experience has the advantage of knowing what to do to prevent the government shutting down production.

Distilleries who offer private label production often employ far more than a beer master, they may even have a marketing department. Brand Management involves so many factors, it is essentially impossible for a novice to undertake successfully for an extended length of time.

At the most basic level, private label liquor contracts represent one person who desires something they cannot make themselves, in this case a successful liquor company, paying someone who can make it to do it for them. This transaction constitutes the basis for capitalism, and when faced with the services http://minhasbrewery.com/private-white-label-contract-packaging-for-beers-spirits-liqueurs/ offer, any so-called controversy disappears.