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by Brian Fry   | 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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Steele Wines Deliver Impressive Quality and Value

Steele Wines National Sales Manager Bill Bishop was in our Valley today and I enjoyed tasting the portfolio with him.

Live From Vintage Estate

I'm in Boardman at Vintage Estate blogging live as we taste six of their favorite beers on tap right now.

A Royal Affair For Wine and Art Lovers

The annual wine festival benefits children's programs at The Hoyt Center For The Arts.

Four Values From South America

Here's a look at four good wines from Argentina and Chile that are $20 or less.

Vernon's Cafe Hosts Wine Dinner Fundraiser

The event features wines from around the world paired with a special menu created by Vernon Cesta.

Local Wine Event Raises Funds for Student Exchange Program

The Ulster Project focuses on exchange students from Northern Ireland.

Vodka Cocktail Contest Puts Local Bartenders To The Test

This is the 7th year for the local event, which will be held at Suzie's Dogs and Drafts on February 4th.

So, you think you can taste?

A really fun and interesting way to test your pallet comes to our Valley this Sunday.

California Sparkling Wines for NYE

If you're looking for value in bubbly, look no further than these Napa Valley wineries.

Great Wine Values For Your Holiday Table

Here's a look at a dozen wines you can proudly serve your friends and relatives without breaking the bank.