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Valley Vino's President and Founder Brian Fry is proud to announce his acquisition of Barrel33 in Howland, Ohio. Barrel33 is the new home for Valley Vino Wine club going forward, with the majority of all events now being held there effective immediately. Stay tuned for more details on this important and exciting development.


9th annual Wine Academy: Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles!
Trumbull Country Club on Friday December 15th, 2017
Would you like to make a dinner reservation for immediately following the event?

Brian Fry, Drinks Columnist for The Youngstown Vindicator 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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Wine Academy
Enjoy a great night of wine and dinner pairings.
Guests taste five wines with Tapas dinner courses.
A different theme and restaurant every month.
Learn the art of pairing wine and food
Tickets usually $50 per person (may vary)


Wine 101 Tasting Seminar
Taste and learn about the world of wine
Guests taste four wines with a cheese and fruit plate
An in-depth review of a specific region or country
Tickets usually $30 per person (may vary)

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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.


Vindy.com || Drink Stories

There are so many amazing wines to taste and high-quality experiences to enjoy when visiting Napa these days.
Cavalier Distributing has been offering great craft beer to the Valley from the finest breweries across the U.S. — and throughout the worldsince 1992. The company offers craft beers from some of the finest breweries across the U.S. — and throughout the world.
Our Valley is blessed with many excellent, locally owned places to enjoy wine and food. In fact, as I travel the country, I’m often struck by just how well we have it compared to other metropolitan areas our size.
The holiday season is in full swing now and many Valley residents are planning their holiday parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations. For many, this means the annual purchase of Champagne and Sparkling Wine from around the world.
The terrible images of the wine country wildfires have reached all corners of the globe. I have received dozens of calls, texts and emails from Valley residents with questions about specific wineries or subregions of Napa, Sonoma or Mendocino counties. People feel a strong connection to the wineries they visit and wines they enjoy when returning home.
The pairing of wine and food is one of the world’s oldest traditions, and no country embraces the tradition more than Italy.
If you’re planning a trip to California wine country for harvest this year or just knocking the trip off of your “bucket list” make sure you budget some time to explore Sonoma County.
This is the third in a series of five articles chronicling my trip to Australia and New Zealand wine country. Today’s article focuses on Australia’s most well-known and historic region: The Barossa Valley.
This feature is part of the continuing series on my travels to the wine regions of New Zealand and Australia.
There are a lot of restaurants, wine shops and independent grocery stores who want to differentiate themselves in their customers’ minds,” he says. “So they look to offer some things that are a little bit different.
This article is the first of four print features and six blogs based on my recent trip to Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
The group is comprised of craft breweries from Columbiana, Lawrence, Mahoning, Mercer and Trumbull counties.
Patrons of Biketown Harley-Davidson, 5700 Interstate Blvd., are accustomed to putting many of their senses to good use.
I first met Michael Alberini in the fall of 2007. I was just starting my wine career as a sales
There are a lot of great things happening globally in the wine industry these days.
It’s that time of year again. Most people in our Valley will be venturing to local stores in search of one of the most iconic symbols of celebration: the bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine.
The holidays are here, and most of us will be gathering with family and friends Thursday for the traditional Thanksgiving feast. The traditional foods we eat offer the chance to select a wide array of wines that should allow us to have something for most wine lovers.
The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 90th year in 2016 and has chosen an interesting theme to celebrate the occasion. The symphony will perform music from several countries that were the original home of our Valley’s immigrants.
If you’ve been shopping for beer lately, you’ve likely noticed a dramatic change in the kind of beer being displayed and promoted at your favorite local retailer. The summer beers and ales are now replaced with suds that seem more appropriate for football tailgating and Halloween parties.
Local wine lovers are preparing for another type of tour with the help of Master Sommelier Mattthew Citriglia.