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 scenic Finger Lakes region of central upstate New York was voted "Best Wine Region" by USA Today "10 Best Reader's Choice Awards" for 2018. The region competed for reader approval with nine other U.S. wine regions over 28 days. President Laury Ward of Finger Lakes...read more
Virginia Cider Week is November 9-18, and Virginia cideries will be featured at tasting events across the Commonwealth. Kevin Clay of Big Spoon Communications organized the second annual Virginia Cider media and trade tasting today (10/2) hosted by Buskey Cider in...read more