August 2016: Springfield Grille event pairs summer wines with seafood selections

WEB Wine Guy 8-16

Tom Smith, general manager of Boardman Springfield Grille, with Elaine Zedack of Pennsylvania-based Land and Sea food distributors. Electronic image by John Webster.

I found a number of tasty wines at Springfield Grille’s most recent monthly wine taste. Their “Under the Sea” dinner paired great wines from Heidelberg wine distributors to Pennsylvania’s Land and Sea food distributors’ fine line of seafood. Mathew Frampton of Heidelberg wines and Elaine Zedack of Land and Sea distributors led us through their food and wine selections, explaining each course in depth. Thanks to the Springfield staff, especially Chef Nick Mileto and Lorenzo Carter II for preparing a wonderful evening of great food to go with the wines.

Also in this issue are my picks from local store tastings. Enjoy the remaining few weeks of summer with some crisp white and rose wines to keep things light and refreshing.

Upcoming events include Thursday, Oct. 20, homemade wine event at the Lake Club to benefit the Children’s Mental Health Circle of Friends Foundation; call Katelyn McQuiston at 330-793-2487 for more information on submitting wines or attending the event.

Regular tastings include Station Square’s “Wine Wednesday”; the Upstairs Restaurant’s Wine Down, third Thursday tasting; Charlie’s Premier Wines of Howland, every Saturday; Barrel 33, every other week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Vintage Estate, third Saturday tasting; and Cork & Cap second Saturday tasting. If your restaurant, shop or charity event is having an upcoming wine tasting, please email me a month in advance at 

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