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Thursday Wine Bar at Central Bottle in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Peering in at the floor-to-ceiling windows that frame Central Bottle, I’m surprised to see such a large group of people inside a wine shop on a frigid weekday evening. But Central Bottle is no ordinary purveyor of wine. When Liz Vilardi and Nick Zappia, owners of The Blue Room, and their friends Maureen and David Rubino visited Venice in 2008, they were inspired to return home and create a Cambridge-style enoteca, the small wine shop get-togethers so cherished in northern Italy.

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