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: the Best Vintage for Virginia Red Wines Since 2001

I’ve been tasting and making notes on the red wines of the great 2019 vintage in Virginia since late January. Some of the wines were made in a fruit-forward style and bottled and released early. Others were made in a more reserve style, with more oak and...

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Find Richard Leahy Now in Wine & Country Life Magazine

Richard Leahy and Jennifer Bryerton, co-Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of Ivy Life & Style Media, are pleased to announce that Richard is now writing Virginia wine articles in addition to those found on this blog, in the monthly online version of the glossy magazine...

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