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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. He 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.

Dry, Skillfully Made Dark Fruit Wines from Hermit Woods

05/06/2016 7:00 pm

Hermit Woods Winery in New Hampshire is one of the cutting edge wineries of the East. They make no grape-based wines at all, but offer a cornucopia of original and thoughtfully blended wines from local fruits and honey. With cool wet weather this week I enjoyed two of their dark fruit-based wines. They were fresh, fruity but dry and zesty and a fun, original departure from regular grape-based wines. See my tasting notes from April 2nd for their Hermitage

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