Beppi Crosariol was The Globe and Mail's wine and spirits columnist for almost 20 years and enjoys a large following of devoted readers. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge. During his 24 years at the paper, he held a variety of additional positions in the newsroom, including corporate-law reporter, technology editor and pop-and-jazz editor. He was also a regular columnist with Report on Business Magazine.
Prior to joining The Globe in 1995, he worked as a technology reporter at The Boston Globe and, before that, the Financial Times of Canada. He started his career as a science writer and investigative reporter at the Kingston Whig-Standard. Beppi has a master's degree in the philosophy of science from the University of Toronto and was a Knight fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has won a National Magazine Award for investigative journalism and five Canadian Science Writers Association awards.