RW&B Mentor & Wine Down Lounge


Beer Specialist / Beer Department Mgr.

Special contact for Beer

Melisa has a long standing career in the beer industry, starting in beverage retail after graduating from a local high school. She later became a Certified Beer Server and accepted a position with a prominent beverage distributor before becoming a part of the Red Wine and Brew family. She enjoys the outdoors, Cleveland sports, and spending time with family. 

Charles Ballou

Wine Specialist / Wine Department Mgr

Special contact for general wine questions

Charles has a wide and varied background in the wine industry. In 2016, Charles joined the Red Wine and Brew Crew at our Westlake location, Fine Wine and Tobacco. He became the Manager of the Wine Department at our Mentor location in the Spring of 2017. Charle’s breath of knowledge in the world of wines ensures our guests an expert who will guide them to the perfect bottle for any occasion.
In his time off, Charles enjoys volunteering with several charitable organizations, is very active in his church and teaches Sunday School.
In July 2017, Charles will take the first two levels of Sommelier Certification exams back to back.


Cigar Department Manager

Special contact for Tobacco, Cigar & Smoking Accessories

(440) 210-0024

Liz has been with Red Wine and Brew from the ground up recently advancing to Cigar Department Manager at our Mentor location. She is the organizer of our Cigar Events where you can experience some of the latest offerings in the industry and enjoy getting to know some of its leaders. If we don’t carry your favorite stick and its available in the state of Ohio through one of our distributors, Liz will do her very best to get it for you.

Jeff Harrod

Retail Manager

Special contact for General Questions

(440) 210-0024

Jeff has more than 20 years experience in the world of fine wines and beers. As the retail manager, he will help you sort through our vast selections to find the perfect wine to sip on the patio or to celebrate those special occasions. He will also help you with our extensive selection of craft beers to get the brew that’s right for you. If we don’t have it and it’s available in the state of Ohio, he will do his very best to special order what you want.


Restaurant Manager

Special contact for Dinning

(440) 210-0024 x222

Mitzi has an extensive background in the restaurant industry.  She welcomes guests with her warm personality and contagious smile. Her philosophy is “when you’re here, you’re family.”

In her off time she enjoys spending time with her many grandchildren and extended family.

Josh Adkins

Head Bartender / Bar Manager

Special contact for Wine Down Lounge

Josh has been with Red Wine and Brew from the beginning. His winning smile and vivacious personality welcomes guests. His creative cocktails keeps them coming back.

During his time off, Josh enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as creating new elixirs to showcase his talent.


Catering Manager the Loft

Special contact for Event Planning

(440) 210-0024 x240

Christine is dedicated to making your event a memorable one. She enjoys working with our clients to create unique social environments to fit every occasion. From the food and drinks to helping with the decor, Christine will make you and your guests feel as special as the occasion being celebrated.


Chef Nathan Rehmer

Executive Chef

Special contact for Dining

Come in and enjoy the fine culinary offerings of Chef Nathan.


Marketing Manager

Special contact for donations

(440) 210-0024 x230

Our Marketing Manager, Beckie, is here to help our guests be “in the know” with all of the happenings here at Red Wine and Brew. She is also the contact person for our Giving Back Program (donations) as well as the contact for Off-Site Events. Please, feel free to drop her an email with any questions you may have concerning our facility, happenings, programs or events. She’s always happy to hear from you.

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Nick Amaro

Nicholas Armaro

Store Manager at Full Time

Nick is a passionate guy that will work as hard as he can to make sure that the customer gets the most efficient, friendly service we can possibly provide.

Katie Moore

Customer Relations at Full Time

Special contact for Events, Party Orders, and Donations

Katie will always say hi & bye, notice the little things about you, offer to carry your packages, help you if you need help, and will always put you first! That’s a Katie Guarantee!

Alex Bossard

Wine Manager at Full Time

Special contact for Wine, Private Wine Tasting and Special Wine Orders

Alex can help you find that one wine you can’t live with out. Come on in and give him the opportunity to find your perfect match, or, at the very least, help you along the way.

Sara Johnson

Tobacco Manager at Full Time

Special contact for Tobacco, Cigar & Smoking Accessories

Come on in first thing in the morning and Sara will be there to greet you with a smile on her face. She can help guide you to what you are looking for any day of the week. If you are lost among our selection, she’ll do whatever she can to help you out!

Bob Patel

Bob Patel

Senior Supervisor at Full Time

Bob puts in a lot of time and energy in helping each and every customer find what they are looking for. Ask him about cricket or his history as a mechanical engineer!

Clay McCoy

Clay McCoy

Customer Service Supervisor at Full Time

A craftsman by trade, Clay truly enjoys helping our customers find what they are looking for. There are plenty of crafts he can help you with in the beer, wine, and cigar world.


Sabrina Chokan

Customer Service Specialist at Full Time

Never been here before? No problem. Sabrina can show what we house and how to find it. Come on in and she’ll give you a tour. Need some guidance? That’s what she’s here for. Sabrina will find you your answers any given day of the week.