ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A beer wholesaler from Newark was among those elected officers of the National Beer Wholesalers Association for the 2016-17 term during the association’s recent 79th annual convention in Chicago.
NEW YORK — A Columbus distiller won three awards, including a best of category, at the recent New York World Wine & Spirits Competition.
Middle West Spirits’ OYO Dark Rye Pumpernickel Whiskey received a double gold medal and was named “Best Rye Whiskey” at the competition.
The Columbus distiller also won gold medals for OYO Wheat Whiskey and OYO Bourbon Whiskey, Michelone Reserve.
COLUMBUS — Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on Jan. 1 for most hourly employees.
For employees of companies with annual gross receipts of more than $299,000 per year, the minimum wage will increase to $8.15 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.08 per hour for tipped employees. The current minimum wages are $8.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.05 for tipped employees.
The rocks in your cocktail make a difference to the overall quality of the drink, experts say. So it should come as no surprise that the desire for all natural juices, hand-crafted ingredients and out-of-the ordinary spirits are trending throughout Buckeye State bars and taverns.
Cris Dehlavi, master mixologist and president of the Ohio chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild, said she’s having a lot of fun using sherry, rhum agricole and unique vermouths in drink recipes at the loungy, high-end bar-restaurant M in Columbus.
And don’t forget the ice.
COLUMBUS — It’s back to the Ohio House of Representatives for a measure that looks to park some of the most serious drunken driving offenders after a jail sentence.
The Ohio Senate last month unanimously passed House Bill 300, which would ensure that the suspension of the driver’s license begins at the time an offender convicted of OVI-related aggravated vehicular homicide is released from prison.