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Brian Fry

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Tap in to business

The Economic Impact of Craft Beer Festival

The Big Tap In means big business.

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THE BIG TAP IN A keg up in craft beer competition

A keg up in craft beer competition

The Big Tap In has evolved into a weeklong celebration of craft beer.

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Ferrante’s vines spread fine wines

A Geneva, Ohio, winery takes the challenge and wins.

Youngstown schools detail snow day make-up plan

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Some board members expressed reservations about the blizzard bags

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Valley to Valley Through the grapevine

Brian Fry the Wine Guy heads to California’s Napa Valley.

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Vino in the City at Christopher's

A downtown restaurant has a commitment to wine.

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Wine pioneer retires with glass half full

A local wine pioneer helped change the industry in the Valley.

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A season to sparkle

France and the United States have great sparkling wine options.

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Graham Beck wins over skeptic

Color this skeptic converted by Rainbow Nation wines.

After escaping from police, the Springfield Township man was on the run for eight hours

He faces several charges

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Italian bubbly gains favor in the Valley.

Prosecco and Moscato have become very popular.

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When it comes to choosing your summer suds ... Take a walk on the wild side

Choose from six wildly different summer suds.

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Rombauer Vineyards rep will visit Valley

Valley Vino will host a top winery at Avalon at Squaw Creek.

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Wine drinkers go light and white for summer

Sales of white wine increase during the summer, statistics show.

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Ohio breweries stole the show at Big Tap In

More than 250 beers were offered at this year's event.

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Vernon's Cafe in Niles features great wine offerings


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St. Patrick's Day forecast: Expect a seasonal ale storm

Irish brews are celebrated by beer enthusiasts all year and by the rest of the population on St. Patrick's Day.

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Treat your valentine with a special vino

Enjoy some wine with the one you love

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Do your homework before you ... Uncork the bubbly for the holidays

December is a month full of celebrations for most Americans. Holiday gatherings with friends and family, company parties and the annual New Year’s Eve celebration give us many occasions to enjoy a little more of the good life than we normally do.

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Holiday wine list

Receive compliments with these complements to a variety of meals

We all cherish the great holiday meals family and friends share each year at this time.

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A magic place to quench your thirst

The Magic Tree Pub and Eatery has something for all Valley lovers of beer, wine and spirits. The menu is impressive, and their staff is knowledgeable and eager to engage in conversation about what they offer.

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Oktoberfest beer

Festival has grown into the world's largest

Millions of beer lovers flock to Munich, Germany, each fall to participate in Oktoberfest.

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Brian Henderson’s Best Values Marchese Montefusco Grillo. St. Supery Elu. Le Bine

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Avalon’s wine director has ... A passion for the vino

The Valley is fortunate to have many passionate and dedicated wine professionals working in restaurants and retail shops. These professionals provide great insight and assistance to local wine buyers.

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Summer Suds!

Seasonal beers offer diversity of style and flavor

Each year in June, large and small breweries across the world release their summer seasonal beers.

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A giant selection and uncommon service

When I talk with Mahoning Valley wine and beer lovers about where they make their purchases, there is always a wide variety of answers.

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Locals offer something to wine about

The growth of the wine industry in Ohio has been impressive and recently rapid, and the quality and variety of wines produced have also increased during this time.

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Beer can make an event incredible

Beer can make an event incredible

As part of my work in the beverage world, I have attended hundreds of beer and wine tastes over the last decade. There is no doubt in my mind that Saturday’s Big Tap In at the Covelli Centre stands above the crowd as an incredible event for those who love craft and micro beer.

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Yankee Lake Wine Co. Quality juice results as fruits of their labor

This valley is blessed with a lot of strong connections to European cultural and family traditions.

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Rust Belt Brewing and others delivers tradition and variety for St. Patrick’s Day...

When beer lovers think of the great brewing traditions from around the world, several countries come to mind: Germany, Belgium, England, and The United States of America (George Washington brewed his own), and of course Ireland.

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Fine collection of Vino

Station Square Ristorante Launches New Wine List

You can tell a lot about a restaurant’s commitment to and appreciation of wine when you first walk through its door.


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