CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA [12-10-2014] Richard Leahy, author Beyond Jefferson’s Vines, the definitive book on Virginia wine, is pleased to announce that a second edition has been published and is now available for ordering online (ISBN-13: 978-1503394117).
Beyond Jefferson’s Vines is the complete story of wine in Virginia, from the Jamestown Settlement, to Thomas Jefferson and his vineyard at Monticello, to the thriving world-class wine industry of today. It focuses on the last decade and explains how vintners today have achieved the success Jefferson only dreamed of.
Leahy’s complete, indispensable book is a new, expanded second edition, and blends history with travelogue and basic viticulture, along with personal interviews with key industry members, to help you gain a full understanding of the subject.
The second edition has expanded by more than 60 pages or an extra 25%, explains Leahy. “There are many new wineries included in this edition, especially in Northern Virginia and Central Virginia, as well as current tasting notes including samples of the new 2014 vintage,” says Leahy. Now in paperback format, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines has both expanded in size and dropped in price by $5.00 (full retail $14.99).
“There are now 255 Virginia wineries, with 30 new one having opened just in the three years between the first and second editions of this book,” he says. “I’ve also added a new chapter on the craft beverage industry encompassing local cideries, breweries, distilleries and meaderies, and in “Additional Resources” I’ve added a glossary on leading winegrape varieties in Virginia along with a vintage guide dating back (highlights) to 1993.”
Leahy toured Virginia wineries for a week in November with the prestigious Circle of Wine Writers (he is a member), and favorable comments from other Circle tour members can be viewed here on his blog.
“In the first edition, people were saying Virginia wine was on the tipping point of critical and popular acclaim; now, the second edition makes a good case for why that has already happened,” declares Leahy.