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Wine Print

“I don’t like this wine.” “Oh, good!” I put on wine tastings and events in and around Columbus, sometimes four or five per week. The above exchange happens all the time, often to the bewilderment…

Grape Expectations

If you’ve sipped a great—or hell, even good—glass of wine in Columbus after 1960, there is a good chance that pour had some connection to Roger Gentile. Roger, who passed away last fall, was immediately…

Photo by Chris Casella

Cold-Blooded

Greg Butauski’s 23 years of experience in ice carving have resulted in a 2005 World Championship, a position as captain for Team USA at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, a title of Certified…

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California Dreamer

What do you do when your favorite wine style becomes overrun with variations that aren’t to your taste? Make your own. That’s what Scott Zanon, an Upper Arlington resident who runs a medical supply company,…

F*ck Off, Wine Snob!

Hello, Wine Snob. I’m going to assume that in some sense you’re honestly oblivious about how intensely arrogant and pretentious you come across to most people. I’m choosing to be charitable and imagine that you’re…

Booze News

Brewery Beat In an issue dedicated to celebrating the ColumBEST, let’s kick off the booze news with the gold medal that Columbus Brewing Company brought home from the 2014 World Beer Cup for their Uncle…

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