Christy Frank is a leader of the independent wine retail scene. Her original shop, Frankly Wines, 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, the New York Educational Development Manager at Wine Australia and writes for various industry publications. 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 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. Her shops have been recognized by publications such as the Financial Times, the New York Times, Grub Street, and Food & Wine. She is an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, holds various WSET certifications, and serves as a mentor with the Bâtonnage Mentorship Program and the Root Fund.