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.


2019 Monticello Cup Gold Medals Announced

Charlottesville , VA –Twenty wineries from the Monticello Wine Trail (MWT) competed in the 2019 Monticello Cup Wine Competition, a competition among wineries in the Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA). This year’s competition was coordinated by the Virginia...

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Wine of the Week: Hermit Woods Strawberry Rhubarb

At the recent Eastern Winery Exposition, I ran into the three partners of Hermit Woods Winery in Meredith, NH, which was rated by Wine & Spirits as the top craft beverage producer in the state last year. Bob Manley, the energetic marketing manager, gave me a bottle of...

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Author Book Signing and Discussion of Virginia Wine with Robert Muse at Muse Vineyards,

Friday 5/3, 6:00pm

Friday, May 3rd, enjoy the world-class wines of Muse Vineyards east of Woodstock in the Shenandoah Valley while author Richard Leahy and proprietor Robert Muse discuss Virginia wine today and its likely trajectory. Author-signed copies of Beyond Jefferson’s Vines, the definitive book on Virginia wine, will be available for sale. 

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