GARDEN TO GLASS:
Virginia wine: 400 years young and world-class
Join Richard Leahy, author of Beyond Jefferson’s Vines, the definitive book on Virginia wine, as he highlights his book and demonstrates with a curated tasting the diversity and quality of today’s Virginia wine. He’ll highlight milestones in Virginia wine history, explain the many natural challenges of viticulture in this climate and review the most popular wine grapes grown in the state. He’ll also explore the ways that Virginia wines demonstrate the state’s terroir, highlight some unique styles of Virginia wine, and glimpse into the future based on current trends. Participants will sample five of Richard’s recommended Virginia wines, expertly paired with five delicious Southern-inspired tapas. Upon registration, participants can pre-purchase copies of Beyond Jefferson’s Vines during class registration or purchase a copy at the event which Richard will be available to sign following the presentation.