Tag Archives: Ohio

• Watch out Fireball Whisky, Jack Daniel’s releases Tennessee Fire

Watch out Fireball Whisky, Jack Daniel’s releases Tennessee Fire

Let the battle of the cinnamon-flavored whiskeys begin. The next time you’re tipsy at a bar, and feel inclined to buy a round of hot cinnamon whiskey shots for your friends, you’ll have a couple options to choose from. Jack Daniel Distillery released its Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire cinnamon whiskey to stores nationwide Tuesday, following a limited […]

• Supermarket Wine: It’s Come a Long Way, Baby

Supermarket Wine: It’s Come a Long Way, Baby

SIBLINGS COMMONLY hold differing views, and my sister Arian and I are no exception to this particular rule. But we are probably furthest apart when it comes to the way we shop for wine. While I buy mainly from small- and medium-size wine merchants in New York and New Jersey, Arian, a resident of suburban […]

• Ohio limit on alcohol may chase off Stone Brewing Co.

Ohio limit on alcohol may chase off Stone Brewing Co.

Ohio has something of a size problem. Fans of “big” beers, those with an alcohol content of more than 8 percent, hit a low ceiling in Ohio. The state mandates that no beer made or sold here can be more than 12 percent alcohol. That puts Ohio on uneven ground in the competition for craft-beer […]

• Sonoma County wineries’ leftovers transformed into snack food

Sonoma County wineries’ leftovers transformed into snack food

A new snack food is the first product shipped on a mass scale containing “flour” made from the milled seeds and skins of Sonoma County wine grapes. Wild California Crisps are the creation of a Santa Rosa company that won recognition at this winter’s Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. The company recently began shipping […]

• NE Ohio wineries lose millions as subzero weather damages grape crop

NE Ohio wineries lose millions as subzero weather damages grape crop

Northeast Ohio grape growers are reeling today from what is conservatively considered a multimillion-dollar loss of their 2014 wine crop because of the record-low temperatures. “It’s at least a $3 million loss of vinifera grapes,” said Doniella Winchell. executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association. “More than 90 percent of the buds among the […]

• Here Ya Go. Why Booze Makes Some People Belligerent

Here Ya Go. Why Booze Makes Some People Belligerent

Some people are friendly drunks, whereas others are hostile, potentially endangering themselves and others. The difference may lie in their ability to foresee the consequences of their actions, according to a recent study in the online Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Brad Bushman, a psychologist at Ohio State University, and his colleagues asked nearly 500 […]

• Sad But True: Dad Booked For DUI En Route to Bailing Out Son for DUI

Sad But True: Dad Booked For DUI En Route to Bailing Out Son for DUI

Is this the greatest drunk driving episode ever to grace the pixels of this news blog, no mean holding pen for past booze and car related spectacles of epic stature? When the Society of Professional Journalists finally gets its act together and opens nominations for a Best DUI News Story category, this is a shoe […]

• Way to go! Drunk man crashes AA meeting — with beer

Way to go! Drunk man crashes AA meeting — with beer

Police arrested a drunk Ohio man who was carrying a beer after they said he crashed an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and refused to leave.Darrin Porter, 45, showed up drunk at the 12 Step House in Cincinnati at 12:15 a.m. and interrupted a meeting while wandering the hallways, Cincinnati TV station WLWT reported. Employees escorted Porter […]

• Yuengling beer to debut in Ohio

Yuengling beer to debut in Ohio

No more smuggling Yuengling across the border into Ohio. Brewer D.G. Yuengling & Sons Inc. said it expects to begin selling its beer in the Buckeye State this year. The Pottsville, Pa.-based business did not return calls to Columbus Business First, but according to a report in the Akron Beacon Journal, it is expanding its […]

• Ohio: Law Would Let Brewers Make Beer With Up To 18% Alcohol

Ohio: Law Would Let Brewers Make Beer With Up To 18% Alcohol

Lawmakers could soon decide if beer brewers in Ohio can add an extra bite to their product. Ohio Republican Sen. Jimmy Stewart proposed a change in the new state budget that would allow beer produced in Ohio to have a higher alcohol content, 10TV’s Josh Poland reported on Wednesday. He said that letting beer contain […]

• Can you imagine? Bar owners have to contend with ways to deter gun carriers

Can you imagine? Bar owners have to contend with ways to deter gun carriers

Kim Carpenter has worked in Lancaster’s bars for 17 years, but a proposed change to Ohio’s concealed carry law to allow guns inside bars is enough to give her pause about her future. “It very well might be the end of my bartending career,” said Carpenter, who manages Citi Bar and The Orange Carpet Lounge. […]

• Ohio Beer Sampler Finally Gets Green Light, In Stores Now

Ohio Beer Sampler Finally Gets Green Light, In Stores Now

12 craft brewers in Ohio had a brilliant idea last year: let’s put together a sampler collaboration featuring some tasty booze. The final product was supposed to be ready for Cleveland Beer Week last October, but wasn’t. In January, we updated you on the cause of the delay: governmental roadblocks, of course. Deliciousness denied. According […]

• Ohio Buckeye Vodka trumps best-selling brands in taste test

Ohio Buckeye Vodka trumps best-selling brands in taste test

Before we get to the story that is scheduled to run in the Dayton Daily News on Sunday, April 3, let’s talk about how this newly released Buckeye Vodka tastes. I’ll be the first to acknowledge that I’m a wine guy, not a spirits guy. But a side-by-side taste test of Dayton’s own Buckeye Vodka […]

• MillerCoors loses lawsuit with Ohio beer distributor

A federal court in Columbus, Ohio, has sided with Beverage Distributors Inc. of Cleveland in its fight to retain its franchise to distribute Miller brand beer in Cuyahoga County. Beverage Distributors and AFP Distributors of Glouster in southeastern Ohio sued MillerCoors LLC in 2008 after the beermaking joint venture terminated the two companies’ Miller franchises […]

• Ohio State University gets grant to boost state's wine industry

Ohio State University gets grant to boost state's wine industry

It seems a toast is in order. Ohio State is one of seven institutions that has been awarded a portion of a grant to boost Ohio’s wine industry. OSU received a $630,000 share of the $3.8 million grant, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The goal of the […]