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Meet the Most Imaginative Bartender in Columbus

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Meet the Most Imaginative Bartender in Columbus

When Annie Williams got into bartending years ago, it was with the same intention as many a wary drink slinger has: an easy way to make money while in college. She started, as most, honing her bottle-opening skills at sports bars, but the rest of her story diverges here a bit from the norm. A […]

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Should You Join the Whiskey Barrel Society?

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Should You Join the Whiskey Barrel Society?

Did you know that September is National Bourbon Heritage Month? Kyle Dynes does. And he should. He’s started and brought a brand new drinkers club to our fair city, and its introduction couldn’t come at a better time. Kyle Dynes is the founder of the Whiskey Barrel Society, “an organization focused on creating community through […]

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Improve Your Drink Palate with These Cocktail Upgrades

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Improve Your Drink Palate with These Cocktail Upgrades

The Fall season signifies the end to a lot of the things (hello, it’s called Fall), like warm weather, real vacation time, and for some, a hot fling. But it’s also a time of year for beginnings, none of which holds more import than that of the recent graduate. The end of college should signal […]

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Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer Making a Splash in Columbus

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer Making a Splash in Columbus

It’s arguably an acquired taste. Ginger beer is peppery, refreshing, and potent, and with the recent resurgence of the Moscow Mule cocktail, popularized during the 1950s vodka boom, can now be found at most bars around town. Ginger beer is more commonly sold as a non-alcoholic product, but UK import brand, Crabbie’s, has become a […]

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How to Infuse Vodka and Other Liquors

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson How to Infuse Vodka and Other Liquors

For the past few years, infused liquors have been making their presence felt throughout the drinking world, showing up in reimagined versions of traditional cocktails, as well as headlining their own new classics. Indeed, there are over 70 different varieties of flavored spirits out there, running the gamut from vodkas to bourbons. And their popularity […]

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9 Great Neighborhood Wine Shops in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans 9 Great Neighborhood Wine Shops in Columbus

Wine is not a product that is hard to come by in Columbus. Every grocery store has a selection, some of which have grown to be pretty impressive in recent years. Even CVS has a wine shelf (even if they did just stop selling cigarettes, which means wine is still classified as a healthy product, right?). […]

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