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.
Tonight, Feb. 27, 2018, the winner of the Virginia Wine Governor's Cup will be announced by Governor Ralph Northam. The field is a record size; 99 gold medals competing for the Cup, while 12 wines total will compete for the highest scoring honors to fill the...read more
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