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Author and Wine Expert Richard Leahy Discusses Virginia Wine History

Tassie Pippert and Richard Leahy
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Author and wine expert Richard Leahy discusses in-depth the history of American wine, but more importantly, Virginia wine history. Acte 12 of 1619 from the House of Burgesses mandated all households to start growing grape vines to kickstart the wine industry in the American colonies. Thomas Jefferson's enthusiasm of European wines helped create the establishment of American wines and how far it has come today.

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