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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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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Top Local Winemakers Crowned at Charity Event

The event raised over $22,000 for the Children's Circle of Friends Foundation and Alta Care Group.

Golden String Radio Holds Annual Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tasting

The event benefits the first on line radio station run by adults with disabilities.