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 33rd New York Wine Classic named Dr. Frank Winery both "Winery of the Year", and producer of the "Best Red Wine" of the 2018 competition, for its 2016 Blaufrankisch (a k a lemberger). This is the third time Dr. Frank Winery has been awarded “Winery of the Year.”...read more
The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) held its 14th annual wine competition August 4 and 5 at the Marriott Tysons Corner, VA. ASWA’s Wine Competition is the largest in the nation focused exclusively on East Coast wines. A panel of nineteen judges scored 483...read more