Local Cider heads to California

The County Cider Company, a Local Ontario cider producer is pleased to announce that its first export shipment of Waupoos Cider bottles and kegs arrived in Los Angeles, California this week.

The County Cider Company, located in Waupoos, Prince Edward County, Ontario has been seeing double digit growth in their cider sales for the past three years and now they are working with Half Pint Ciders out of Los Angeles to export their top selling brand, Waupoos Premium Cider. County Cider recently entered into an agreement with Half Pint to bring their ciders into the west coast USA market. A small order will be shipped by month end. Samples have already met with great success in this market and they anticipate gaining a significant share of the California cider market over the next few years.
Mark McTavish, President of Half Pint, has been courting retailers and licensees to start carrying the Waupoos brand as soon as it arrives. “Waupoos Cider has been a favorite of mine for several years, had it for the first time at a bar called Smokeless Joes in Toronto. Can’t recall the year, but honestly I think it was 2002.” says McTavish, “Anyway, it’s crazy to think that Waupoos was the cider that sent me down a path of cider drinking and then into the cider biz.”

Already samples have arrived and are gracing the shelves at places like The Spare Room, a modern day gaming parlour and cocktail lounge, situated in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. Plans are in the works for distribution in other west coast states as well. McTavish remarks, “My distributor in Washington loves the Waupoos, and Oregon is all set to push as well. Whole Foods is also pushing our products across the entire state in Oregon.”

The County Cider Company was established in 1995 by owner, Grant Howes, at his family’s farm. The orchard now has one of the largest plantings of traditional cider apples in North America. It produces its ciders in a sustainable manner and is a carbon positive company. County Cider’s flagship brand, County Premium Cider, has been a general list product at the LCBO since 1996. “Our mandate is simple”, says Howes, “produce real ciders derived from apples grown on the family owned farms and make those ciders using methods akin to the production of fine wines following European purity laws.” Grant Howes’ vision is “to increase the awareness of Canadian Cider both domestically and abroad and have our cider personify this recognition.”

Visit www.countycider.com for more information about the company and their products.
Contact Information: Attention – Jenifer Dean
The County Cider Company, PO Box 6241, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0
Telephone: 613-476-4295
Email: info@countycider.com

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Picton Denture Clinic – Smiles Made Here

Always wanting to work in the dental field, Lou Angelidis attended George Brown College to become a Dental Technician and then studied Denture Therapy to become a Denturist. He married his high school sweetheart, Janice, and together they have two sons, one grandson and another one on the way.

After more than 30 years in Toronto, Lou and Janice moved to The County. The choice was easy – they fell in love with The County years ago and with the high population of seniors, immediately recognized the need for a denture clinic. Just recently, Lou and Janice bought 78 Main Street, Picton – a designated historic building – and set up the Picton Denture Clinic. “We absolutely love it here” notes Lou.

Picton Denture Clinic offers complete and partial dentures, implant supported dentures, repairs and relines, mouth guards, night-guards and sleep disorder appliances. They pride themselves on the affordability and quality of their products paired with honesty and sincerity, which makes them stand out from others offering the same products and services.

For more information on Picton Denture Clinic and their services visit them at:

Picton Denture Clinic
78 Main Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0
Phone/Fax: 613.476.7070

Hours of Operation:
9 am to 4 pm; Monday to Thursday

Accessibility: Includes wheelchair side entrance
Languages Spoken: English and Macedonian

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Tutorials: Website Development and E-Commerce

The Great Waterway together with Queen’s University have developed tutorials to assist small and medium sized tourism businesses to market their business online thereby enhancing their potential to increase their profitability and enhance tourism overall in The Great Waterway.

Tutorial 1 – addresses website development focusing on topics such as domain name registration, picking a web hosting service, design and content decisions.

Lesson 1: Domain Names

Lesson 2: Domain Names (Go Daddy)

Lesson 3: Web Hosting

Lesson 4: Web Hosting (Dream Host)

Lesson 5: Website Design

Lesson 6: Website Design (WiX)

Lesson 7: Content Creation

Tutorial 2 – relates to the integration of E-commerce to your operations. Specifically, we go over the details of getting E-commerce software, setting up merchant accounts, discuss security issues and what can be done to address consumer skepticism towards E-commerce. We provide step-by-step directions on implementing two of the most popular E-commerce options, Shopify and Paypal.

Lesson 1: What is E-Commerce

Lesson 2: To Build an E-Commerce Website

Lesson 3: Different E-Commerce Options

Lesson 4: E-Commerce Option: Shopify

Lesson 5: E-Commerce Options: Paypal

Lesson 6: E-Commerce Website Security

Please visit the Community Development Department website to find the latest information on workshops, newsletters, funding opportunities and much more.

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