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.


Shenandoah Cup Wine Gala and Showcase Nov. 15-16

The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail, comprised of wineries in the Shenandoah Valley American Viticultural Area, will present the first Shenandoah Cup trophy to the top-rated wine submitted in its inaugural competition at a Gala on November 15. The celebration will be...

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Wine of the Week: Horton Vineyards Barrel Select Syrah 2016

Some may wonder whether Horton Vineyards can continue to push the envelope and make great, outside-the-box wines as it did for nearly 30 years under the late founder Dennis Horton. This iconic Syrah (on top of the Rose of Pinotage I reviewed last time) shows that they...

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Author Book Signing Horton Vineyards,

Saturday Nov. 23rd,

12:00-2:00 pm

Richard will sign/personalize copies of his definitive book on Virginia wine, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines, at Horton Vineyards on Rt. 33 just east of Barboursville.


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