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.

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Cave Ridge Petit Verdot 2017 Wins 2nd Shenandoah Cup

Harrisonburg, November 23, 2020: The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail, comprised of wineries in the Shenandoah Valley American Viticultural Area, presented the second Shenandoah Cup trophy to the top-rated wine submitted in its competition at a Virtual Gala on November...

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Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations 2020

It's time for my annual Thanksgiving wine recommendations. As a locavore and also as an historian, I promote drinking locally, especially since Thanksgiving is an East Coast tradition (first celebrated at Berkley Hundred on the James River in Virginia, on Dec. 4,...

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