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. He 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.
Richard Leahy Signs Copies of “Beyond Jefferson’s Vines”, the definitive book on Virginia wine, at the Wine Guild, Thurs. 4/21
Thomas Jefferson, the father of American wine, just had a birthday this week, one way you can celebrate is by enjoying the combination of Virginia sparkling wine and learning more about the world-class quality wines made in Virginia today. Come to the Wine Guild in Charlottesville next Thursday, April 21, between 5:30-7:30. Richard Leahy (this writer) will tell us about how Virginia’s modern wine industry has evolved to make it the favorite North American Wine Region for renowned British wine writer Steven Spurrier, and many others! Richard will bring copies of Beyond Jefferson’s Vines (3rd e ..read more
Tom Kelly, a Board member of the Virginia Vineyards Association and past president, was named “Grower of the Year” for 2023 by the organization at its annual meeting on Friday, Feb. 17th. The award was presented by Beth Green, Virginia Deputy Secretary of Agriculture at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville, the normal venue for this meeting. Tom Kelly accepting “Grower of the Year” award from Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Beth Green2023 40th Anniversary of the VVA At the wine reception Thursday evening, VVA president Skip Causey of Potomac Point Vineyard pointed out that this was the 40th anniv ..read more