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.
The Fifth Annual Virginia Wine Summit attracted a sold-out crowd of 220 attendees on Tuesday May 16th. Attendance by category was 45% wine trade, 33% wineries, 12% media, seven percent state government officials and three percent misc. friends and volunteers. Media...read more