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Brian Fry, Freelance writer and blogger for Valley Food

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

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The Valley Vino Club is dedicated to bringing valley wine lovers together for a great evening of wine and food at locally owned restaurants and clubs.

We meet at independently owned and operated restaurants at least twice a month. Check out our event schedule and list of partners and join us soon for a great evening! Join Today >>>

The featured benefits of the club are:

  • Membership's are 100% free to join
  • No monthly minimums or financial commitment
  • Tastings are $20 to taste five wines and what you spend on appetizers and dinner is up to you!
  • Event Descriptions | Click Here

The club was founded on a "try before you buy" philosophy. You can pick your favorites from the events you attend and order them at or near state minimum prices through our partner restaurants.

We also offer services including personalized tastings, weddings or other large functions, corporate events, and restaurant wine consulting services. Contact us today to arrange a meeting and let us plan your event for you or assist you in any way we can.

 

Join The Club. It's free!

Vindy.com || Drink Blog

If you're looking for value in bubbly, look no further than these Napa Valley wineries.
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A really fun and interesting way to test your pallet comes to our Valley this Sunday.
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This is the 7th year for the local event, which will be held at Suzie's Dogs and Drafts on February 4th.
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The Ulster Project focuses on exchange students from Northern Ireland.
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The event features wines from around the world paired with a special menu created by Vernon Cesta.
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Here's a look at four good wines from Argentina and Chile that are $20 or less.
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The annual wine festival benefits children's programs at The Hoyt Center For The Arts.
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I'm in Boardman at Vintage Estate blogging live as we taste six of their favorite beers on tap right now.
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Steele Wines National Sales Manager Bill Bishop was in our Valley today and I enjoyed tasting the portfolio with him.
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The event benefits the first on line radio station run by adults with disabilities.
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Vindy.com || Drink Stories

I first met Tony Bellatto in the fall of 2007. I had just started in my position of fine wine specialist for Ohio Wine and Beverage and Bellatto was managing the Havana House in Niles. He and I didn’t know it at the time, but we were both at the beginning of an incredible journey through the world of wine.
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Wine has had a place at dinner tables around the world since the beginning of recorded history. Most early cultures regarded wine as a healthy beverage and it was often cited as offering medicinal benefits.
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When wine experts from around the world convene and discuss the list of the world’s greatest wineries, there is rarely uniform agreement.
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Molly Meeker’s journey from the Mahoning Valley to Southern California is not all that unusual, and in some ways is a story replicated in small communities throughout America. Small town kid goes off to California looking for a job in the movies or television.
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Most Valley wine lovers start to think about Champagne when the calendar turns to December and we begin to plan our holiday celebrations.
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The Piedmont region of Italy is nestled in the Northwest corner of the country just below the beautiful city of Torino.
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There are few wine regions in the world that carry the history and reputation of Burgundy.
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I had a chance to visit Oregon back in March, mostly to tour and taste the wines of the Willamette
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A Youngstown native lives his dream in the world of wine as a master sommelier.
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A craft beer brewery in Sharon offers authentic ales.
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Wente Winery in Livermore, Calif., carries on tradition.
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During wanders, Washington wine wonders were found.
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A sprawling, 5,500-square-foot structure that makes an impressive statement in the rural farm country of Trumbull County
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Sicilian wines will be featured at an upcoming dinner.
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New Zealand wines gain popularity
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People in our Valley often express to me how they “feel the pressure” when it comes to purchasing
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Wineries prepare for the holiday season with gift cards, baskets and entertainment
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