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Christy Canterbury MW

Christy Canterbury MW

Christy Canterbury MW is a Brooklyn-based journalist, speaker and judge. She also writes for Decanter, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Searcher (among others). In 2014, she was short-listed for the Roederer Award of Online Wine Communicator of the Year. Her recent and upcoming speaking appearances include Chief Wine Officer events, ProWein, VinExpo and TEXSOM. A shopping fanatic, Christy previously guided beverage programs across the US for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group and around the globe for Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. She also directed wine purchasing at New York’s Italian Wine Merchants and Zachy’s. Christy covers the US market for timatkin.com.


All posts by Christy Canterbury MW below

24th Jan 2019 in Articles

The art of constant readjustment

“The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings,” wrote Kakuzo Okakura. Internationally best known for his work The Book of Tea, this Japanese art maestro worked fervently to educate his fellow Japanese about their... Read more


19th Nov 2018 in Articles

Trump, Macron and Making Wine Great Again

“It's one of my only good traits. I never had a glass of alcohol. I never had alcohol, for whatever reason," he added. "Can you imagine if I had? What a mess I would be. I would be the world's worst.” Though he’s not a drinker,... Read more


29th Sep 2018 in Articles

Is an imitation wine better than a fake?

Charles Caleb Colton is originally credited with the phrase, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Yet it more often is attributed to Oscar Wilde, whose cheeky addition “...that mediocrity can pay to greatness” is frequently... Read more


6th Jul 2018 in Articles

Do icon wines undermine typicity?

When I was studying for the Master of Wine exam, the running joke (and reality) about my study group’s wines was that the Institute couldn’t afford the very best wines. We comforted ourselves that we didn’t have to worry about... Read more


3rd May 2018 in Articles

Wine and Opera: Traveling Down Parallel Roads?

The opening text incensed me. It was The New York Times review of The Metropolitan Opera’s Elektra by Anthony... Read more


11th Mar 2018 in Articles

The Rollercoaster of the US Wine Landscape

The US wine industry is perched precipitously atop a rollercoaster – on one of those tummy-turning peaks where you can’t see over the front to anticipate which way you’re lurching next. Most people I speak to in the wine industry are filled... Read more


22nd Mar 2015 in CorkTalk

Best Wine Bars in New York City

It’s hard to believe I started this list five years ago. Wine bars on this list have come and gone, but with each update, the options improve. It is as exciting as it is hard to keep up with! New York City is a uniquely privileged... Read more


21st Jul 2014 in Reports

2014 Oregon Special Report

Oregon may be only the fourth largest wine-producing state in the US, behind California, Washington and New York, but size isn’t everything. This bucolic, laid-back region makes some of the best, age-worthy Pinot Noir and Riesling in the New... Read more


8th Jan 2014 in Reports

2014 Washington State Special Report

Washington State’s evolution from “vinous backwater” to the second largest, quality wine producing US state has taken four decades. Yet, Washington’s wine journey has only just begun. AVAs, grape varieties and elevations are better... Read more


19th Apr 2013 in Reports

Napa Mountain Wines Report

Many of Napa Valley’s best-known bottlings come from fruit grown on the valley floor, and it is certainly those ripe and succulent wines that epitomize the Napa wine style. However, above the fog and the inversion layer hovering over the... Read more