Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

Christy Canterbury was the seventh woman in the US to become a master of Wine, receiving the Villa Maria Award for Outstanding Performance in the Viticulture Examination. She is a Brooklyn-based journalist, speaker, and critic. Christy is an International Wine Challenge Panel Chair and has judged other competitions, including Decanter, Best Italian Wine Awards, Ultimate Wine Challenge, Argentina World Wine Awards and TEXSOM International Wine Awards. Her speaking appearances include events such as chief Wine Officer, ProWein, VinExpo, ViniSud, TEXSOM, and the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair.

Christy has been short-listed for the Roederer Online Wine Communicator of the Year Award. Her work has been published in Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, Edible Green Mountains, Wine Searcher,, LE PANand many other global outlets. Previously, Christy directed restaurant beverage programs around the world for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group and Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. She also spearheaded purchasing for leading New York and Hong Kong retailers, Zachys and Italian Wine Merchants.


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