Christy Frank


Years of Participation


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 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 has served as a judge at the TexSom Awards. 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 a WSET Diploma, is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier and serves as a mentor with the Bâtonnage Mentorship Program and The Roots Foundation. She writes for various industry publications covering the independent retail scene. She recently launched a canned cocktail business called Hamlet Hound, because everyone loves a dog. Follow her on Instagram at and at