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.
The hot ticket these days in the Finger Lakes region of New York is what's happening with red wines, now that sparkling, riesling and charonnay have all been well-established as classics for some time. Two years ago I visited southeast Seneca Lake (the "banana belt"...read more