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.


Finger Lakes, NY Tasting Tour, Summer 2022

Part I: Keuka Lake As is my habit in summer, I make an annual drive up to the Finger Lakes of New York to see old friends and taste new wines and vintages. I had been anticipating this trip for a year, because at my last visit, Peter Bell of Fox Run Vineyards and...

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Monticello Wine Trail Tasting Debuts 2021 Whites

Stephen Barnard, Winemaker of Keswick Vineyards and Executive Director of the Monticello Wine Trail On Friday, August 5th, the Monticello Wine Trail showcased the newly released wines of the 2021 vintage, at a group tasting held at Eastwood Farm and Winery south of...

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