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.
A recent visit to Fox Meadow Vineyards at the western edge of Fauquier County reminded me what a stunning view they have from their elevation of some 1,800 feet--and how that elevation is shown in their wines by way of bright natural acidity. Tasting highlights: Le...read more
I'm a bit behind in my tasting notes; this entry goes back to mid-March. On the way back from the 2018 Eastern Winery Exposition , I stopped at Pinnacle Ridge Vineyards near Allentown in the Lehigh Valley of eastern PA. Ten years ago or so I'd written a cover story on...read more