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.
To kick off October Virginia Wine Month I accepted an invitation to attend the Powhatan Festival of the Grape southwest of Richmond, now in its 15th year. I had seen names of many wineries I hadn’t visited yet and was looking forward to tasting their wines. I haven’t...read more