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.
At a gala wine tasting and award ceremony at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, the top awards were given between a field of gold medal winners for the Best White Wine and Best Red Wine, and Monticello Cup Winner for 2018. The Monticello Cup Winner for 2018 was...read more
Twenty-two wineries from the Monticello Wine Trail (MWT) competed in the 2018 Monticello Cup Wine Competition, a friendly competition among wineries in the Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA). This year’s competition was coordinated by the Virginia Wine &...read more