Christy Canterbury is a Master of Wine, Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers, writer, buyer, and educator who lives in Manhattan. Christy previously held the position of National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group and of Corporate Beverage Director for Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges, where she opened and managed restaurants from Istanbul and Doha to Vancouver and Bora Bora. She worked as the Wine Acquisitions Director for Italian Wine Merchants, a high-end retail concept catering to wine collectors.
Christy currently divides her time between many activities. She is a judge for the Ultimate Wine Challenge, The Dallas Morning News/TEXSOM Wine Competition, Istanbul Masters of Wine Weekend and Balkans International Wine Competition; a contributing taster at vitis.com; an educator at Astor Center and San Francisco Wine Center; a panelist for Wine Enthusiast, TASTED and Wine & Spirits magazines; a contributing writer for Sommelier Journal and Beverage Media; the Wine Editor for the Garrubbo Guide and the Italy Wine Editor for the Professional Wine Reference.