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.
I spent a few days in southwest Michigan this week in the town of St. Joseph/Benton Harbor. St. Joseph is at the edge of a deepwater port on Lake Michigan, at the southern end of what is described as the "Midwestern Riviera". The town, with its rectangle street grid...read more
The 33rd New York Wine Classic named Dr. Frank Winery both "Winery of the Year", and producer of the "Best Red Wine" of the 2018 competition, for its 2016 Blaufrankisch (a k a lemberger). This is the third time Dr. Frank Winery has been awarded “Winery of the Year.”...read more