Christy  Frank, DipWSET, Instructor

Christy Frank, DipWSET, Instructor

Christy Frank is a leader of the independent wine retail scene. Her original shop, Frankly Wines, which sold in 2017, was often touted as one of the top small wine shops in the country. She is the founder of Copake Wine Works in the Hudson Valley/Berkshires region. Her shops have been recognized by publications such as the Financial Times, the New York Times, Grub Street, and Food & Wine.

During her 20+ year tenure in the industry, she has worked in all three tiers, including a seven-year stint at Moët Hennessy USA, the wine and spirits division of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

Christy writes for various industry publications. She has served on the New York Times “Wine of the Times” Tasting Panel, Wine & Spirits tasting panels and is one of “Food & Wine’s Top Wine Experts” to follow on Twitter.  She is an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, holds the WSET Diploma in Wines from International Wine Center, is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and serves as a mentor with the Bâtonnage Mentorship Program and The Roots Foundation.