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By Brian Fry (Contact) | 177 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: Currently serves as Wine Director for Avalon Holdings Corporation, directing wine operations for Avalon Golf and Country Club at Squaw Creek and Buhl Park, and the new Avalon Inn and Resort. Earned his certification from the American Court of Master Sommeliers in April of 2015. Served as Wine Director for The Youngstown Club for two years from 2011-2012. Worked for five years as a Fine Wine Specialist, including three years at locally owned Ohio Wine and Beverage.

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!


Think Pink Wine for Valentines Day

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Wine and Dessert Pairings for Valentines Day

Looking to add a little extra romance to your Valentine's Day plans? Is your special someone a wine lover? A dessert fanatic? Or maybe even both? Then this is the article for you! I often get asked if wine can pair up well with sweets? The answer is sometimes, and ...

Leo's Ristorante Hosting Chef's Wine Dinner

A great night of wine and food will take place on Friday February 10th at Leo's Ristorante and Banquet Center. I'm honored that Leo's has asked me to serve as their Master of Ceremonies for the event, which begins with a sparkling reception at 6:30PM. Seating for the five course ...

Local Tasting Offers Education On Right Bank Bordeaux Wines

Valley wine lovers are gearing up for a fun and education night of wine tasting on February 3rd. I will be leading a Wine Tasting Seminar designed to educate wine enthusiasts on wines of Bordeaux's Right Bank. The event will feature four wines from the Clarendelle Winery, which offers a ...

Cardinal Mooney Hosts 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Master Sommelier Larry O'Brien, Executive Chef Mark Canzonetta and Wine Retailer Al Franceschelli are teaming up for a great local wine and food event this Sunday at Canzonetta's fantastic Aqua Pazzo Restaurant in Boardman. O.Brien, the only Master Sommelier born and raised in our Valley, is a 1983 Mooney graduate. ...

Sample Some Sake To Warm Your Winter Nights

There a lots of beverage "categories" that wine professionals and writers need to follow to be thorough in our profession. Frankly, its impossible to be an "expert" on all of them. One that I have only recently begun investigating is Sake. While Sake is most often enjoyed with Sushi in ...

A Toast To Sparkling Wine Values

This is the week that most Valley residents think about purchasing a bottle or two of bubbly for their NYE celebrations. Here's a look at some great sparkling wine values: 2103 Santo Brut Sparkling Methode Traditionelle ( $23) This is the first Sparkling Assyrtiko wine from Santo Wines, from the ...

Wines of The Week Paired with Christmas Movies

The weather in our Valley has definitely taken the turn into winter and that means long cold nights. Sharing a nice bottle with a loved one or friends is a great cure for the winter blues and is an excellent way to make the joyous season a little brighter. We ...

Wines of The Week: Three Quality Red Blends

This week I'm featuring three red blends from very different parts of the wine world. They are all unique in their style and composition, but they all share one important trait: value. We often associate value with wines $25 and under. It's important to realize that value can apply to ...

Wines of The Week

Here's a look at three interesting and unique wines that will fit well into your Thanksgiving celebration: 1. 2014 Purple Heart Red - Napa Valley, CA $20 This is an excellent wine that supports an important cause: America's veterans. Winemakers David Grega and Ray Coursen partnered with C. Mondavi and ...



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