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Columbus Needs More Intentional, Less Mediocre (Cocktails)

Annie Williams Pierce on the future of Columbus’ Cocktail Scene

Bartender Annie Williams Pierce shakes up unique drinks at Curio at Harvest in German Village. But she’s also helping to spread the word about Columbus’ growing cocktail scene to the rest of the world. She recently won the 11th annual Most Imaginative Bartender competition, which took place in London this year. She beat out bartenders from much larger cities like New York City and Los Angeles. She spoke with 1812 about how bartenders in Columbus can continue to innovate and hone their craft.

Senior producer for 1812 Columbus. Previous experience includes CBS News in New York and WBNS-10TV here in central Ohio. Loves volleyball, Italian food, and reading crime novels.