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.
VA Wineries Assoc. Announces 2018 Governor’s Cup® Gold Medalists, The VA Wine Person of the Year, & The VA Wine Lifetime Achievement Award
[edited from a press release from the Virginia Wine Marketing Office, Feb. 9, 2018]. The Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup® Virginia Wine Competition judging is final, and the list of golds are announced. Ninety-nine Virginia wines have been awarded gold...read more
Steven Spurrier, celebrating the upcoming publishing of his memoirs, "My Life in Wine", in collaboration with the newly-formed Wine and Spirits Academy of Virginia, presided at a wine dinner at Veritas Vineyards in Afton, VA on Jan.31st which featured a dazzling menu...read more