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.
I’ll start off my list of what I consider the top wines I've tasted in 2017 by listing the wines in the Governor's Case, the top twelve-scoring wines in the Governor's Cup wine competition. I am one of the judges for the final round in which these wines were picked...read more
Vinous Encounters: An Old Australian Classic, a Very Old Virginia Cabernet Sauv., and Two New Releases from Ankida Ridge
Thursday 12/14 I enjoyed dinner in Charlottesville with consulting viticulturist Lucie Morton, and a colleague of hers from Australia, Helen Waite. After enjoying some introductory tastes, I was asked to fetch a bottle from Lucie's wine cellar. I couldn't find it, but...read more