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This article is the first of four print features and six blogs based on my recent trip to Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
The group is comprised of craft breweries from Columbiana, Lawrence, Mahoning, Mercer and Trumbull counties.
Patrons of Biketown Harley-Davidson, 5700 Interstate Blvd., are accustomed to putting many of their senses to good use.
I first met Michael Alberini in the fall of 2007. I was just starting my wine career as a sales
There are a lot of great things happening globally in the wine industry these days.
It’s that time of year again. Most people in our Valley will be venturing to local stores in search of one of the most iconic symbols of celebration: the bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine.
The holidays are here, and most of us will be gathering with family and friends Thursday for the traditional Thanksgiving feast. The traditional foods we eat offer the chance to select a wide array of wines that should allow us to have something for most wine lovers.
The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 90th year in 2016 and has chosen an interesting theme to celebrate the occasion. The symphony will perform music from several countries that were the original home of our Valley’s immigrants.
If you’ve been shopping for beer lately, you’ve likely noticed a dramatic change in the kind of beer being displayed and promoted at your favorite local retailer. The summer beers and ales are now replaced with suds that seem more appropriate for football tailgating and Halloween parties.
Local wine lovers are preparing for another type of tour with the help of Master Sommelier Mattthew Citriglia.
He travels the world lecturing, tasting wines, and helping people gain a better understanding of what they are drinking.
Summer is approaching fast and soon our activities move outside to backyards, patios, swimming
The group meets monthly to sample craft beers.
I first met Tony Bellatto in the fall of 2007. I had just started in my position of fine wine specialist for Ohio Wine and Beverage and Bellatto was managing the Havana House in Niles. He and I didn’t know it at the time, but we were both at the beginning of an incredible journey through the world of wine.
Wine has had a place at dinner tables around the world since the beginning of recorded history. Most early cultures regarded wine as a healthy beverage and it was often cited as offering medicinal benefits.
When wine experts from around the world convene and discuss the list of the world’s greatest wineries, there is rarely uniform agreement.
Molly Meeker’s journey from the Mahoning Valley to Southern California is not all that unusual, and in some ways is a story replicated in small communities throughout America. Small town kid goes off to California looking for a job in the movies or television.
Most Valley wine lovers start to think about Champagne when the calendar turns to December and we begin to plan our holiday celebrations.
The Piedmont region of Italy is nestled in the Northwest corner of the country just below the beautiful city of Torino.
There are few wine regions in the world that carry the history and reputation of Burgundy.