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by Brian Fry (Contact)   | 196 entries

About Brian:

“I have a passion for wine and food and just how great the two can be when properly paired together!” - Brian Fry

Title: President and Founder, Valley Vino Wine Club, whose mission is to bring valley wine and food lovers together at least twice a month at locally owned restaurants and clubs for a great evening of food and wine.

Experience: Brian has traveled the world in search of great wine and food including trips to California, Oregon Washington, France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. He worked five years as a Fine Wine Specialist for two distributors before launching Valley Vino Wine Club. He served as Wine Director for The Youngstown Club and Avalon Golf and Country Club. Brian passed the Level One Sommelier exam in March of 2015 and is a proud member of the American Court of Master Sommeliers.He is now a consulting Sommelier for several local clubs and restaurants.

Once a month his wine and beer features will appear in The Vindicator. On vindy.com, you can keep pace with Brian’s tastes and travels 24/7.

If you have a favorite wine, winery, beer, brewery, restaurant or club that you would like to see featured, just contact us.

Contact Brian at brian.fry@myvalleyvino.com or by visiting the club web site at www.myvalleyvino.com. Cheers and bon appetite!


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Round Pond Estate Delivers An Amazing Experience In A Beautiful Setting

I was fortunate to visit Round Pond Estate on the last day of my five day journey through California wine country. This was my first visit to Round Pond and I left wondering why it ...

Gabrielle Collection Taste+ Delivers An Amazing Experience

I was really looking forward to visiting my friend Gabrielle Leonhard at her new tasting center in Downtown Napa, and the visit exceeded my already high expectations. My relationship with Gabrielle goes back over half ...

Liv From The Rombauer Vineyards Tasting Room

I'm standing in the Rombauer tasting room right now tasting through a delightful portfolio of quintessential Napa Valley wines. The lineup is a mix of wines we can get in our Valley and some very ...

Spire Collection: Wines Of Distinction In a Stunning Setting

I was fortunate to get a chance to visit the Spire Collection yesterday afternoon. Spire is a portfolio of global wine brands owned by Jackson Family Estates. Most wine consumers still associate JFE with the ...

Mumm Napa: Tasting In The California Sunshine

i'm writing this on the Mumm Napa deck overlooking the Mayacamas Mountains bathed in 64 degree sunshine. Our group is starting our day right at the incredible Mumm Napa Sparkling Winery on the Silverado Trail. ...

Kendall-Jackson: Wine, Food, Education and Great People

Our second stop of day one in Sonoma was a remarkable visit to the Kendall-Jackson Heritage Center in northern Sonoma County. There are few people who have contributed to the growth and development of Sonoma ...

Kenwood Vineyards Delivers Excellent Tasting On Day One

We started our five days in California wine country by visiting two of Sonoma County's most historic wineries. We arrived at Kenwood Vineyards just after 12PM and settled in for a fun and informative testing ...

Italian Wine and Pasta Pairings For A "Stay Home Weekend"

The Valley weather forecast is not very pleasant for the next 36 hours, so whet better time to hunker down at home and enjoy some hearty pasta and Italian wines. My friends at Barilla have ...

New Year's Eve: Your Guide to Buying Bubbles!

Most Valley residents will be heading to the store over the next couple of days in search of something they rarely purchase. Champagne and Sparkling Wine sales spike each year at this time as people ...

Holiday Wine Buying Guide Part Two: Italy

This is the week for all the last minute shoppers to do their thing. Wine is one of the best and easiest last minute gifts for those who always find themselves searching for gifts at ...

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