Richard Leahy is a wine author and wine industry consultant specializing in regional wines east of the Rockies. He has been reporting on the wines of Virginia and other regional wine states since 1986. Richard works with numerous wineries, associations and state agencies, and is the Conference Manager for the largest wine industry trade show on the East Coast, the Eastern Winery Exposition.


Wine of the Week: Michael Shaps Cabernet Franc 2010

When a very good or great vintage comes along, it's a good idea to buy enough to lay down for when they really mature, as you enjoy the other bottles when they're young. Any wine lover deserves to drink mature wines of a decade old or more, especially if they buy them...

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Author Book Signing at Ankida Ridge Vineyards,

Saturday December 7th,

3:00-5:00 pm

Richard will sign/personalize copies of his definitive book on Virginia wine, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines, at Ankida Ridge Vineyards (via Rt. 60 west of Amherst). For details and directions, visit


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