Christy Canterbury MW


The women in argentina making elegant, complex malbec wines

The discussion that took place was led by New York City resident Master of Wine Christy Canterbury to address the idea that this once undervalued grape in the South West of France, especially Bordeaux under the name of Côt, has not only found its home in Argentina but that women have elevated its status to a noble variety there.


Michelle Metter interviews Christy about mentors, paying it forward and Provence rosé.

The Case for Cariñena

How one Spanish region reclaimed its quality tradition.

It might be time for turkish wine

A cheap lira could help build international sales of varietals from the land where it all began.

Time of Reckoning (One woman’s view: Special Report)

Karen MacNeil shares her second annual report on the status of women in the wine industry.

A Ogni Vino Il Suo Calice?

Christy Canterbury, Master of Wine, nota giornalista americana, quotata critica del vino, ama la praticità del calice unico, di cui disporre anche in quantità per poter servire a tuti gli ospiti il vino nello stesso bicchiere.

The Increasingly Acquired Taste of Moldovan Wine

“I wish Moldova would focus on its native grapes! There's something really dynamic there that no one else in the world can offer," Christy Canterbury, an expert in Eastern European wines, told DW. 

Emilia-RomagnA: Candidati all’Oscar

“Lambrusco di Sorbara’s nobility shows through in its many different styles. The best showed typicity, harmony and structural integration, well-concentrated fruit, solid length on the finish and that one thing we all enjoy so much - drinkability!” -- Christy Canterbury MW.

As Prosecco’s Popularity Soars, Can Its Top End Gain Respect?

“One of great things that Prosecco has done is it’s made it possible to drink bubbly all the time. It’s not just a celebratory drink anymore,” says Christy Canterbury MW.

SevenFifty Daily's Guide to Wine Education

Everything you need to know—and how to choose the program that’s right for you

Add Blue wine to Your Table for a True Red, White and Blue July 4th

In honor of Old Glory and our country's proud colors, we have picked some red, white and, yes, blue wines for the holiday.

ED Zimmerman & Friends on Meursault

Ed Zimmerman was surprised when I told him that Coche-Dury missed on me. “Huh,” he said. Then he considered the lay of the land in top-flight Meursault: “Roulot is loved by sommeliers; Coche is beloved by the wealthy collector; Lafon is more respected by winegrowers and collectors. They are the three standard-bearers.” 

Meo-Camuzet Historic "clos Vougeot" Tasting

Author's note: I would like to thank Christy Canterbury (Master of Wine), Mannie Berk (Rare Wine Company), Jordan Salcito (Momofuku & founder, Bellus Wines) and Levi Dalton (host/creator of I'll Drink to That), all of whom attended the tasting described in this article, but more importantly, each of whom provided insights and research help in advance of the meal and tasting. Also, this column is intended more for the narrower slice of wine readers who've burrowed pretty deep down the rabbit hole than it is for the novice.

Here's How One New Yorker Got Her MasterS of WIne

New York has long been a hotbed of successful women. Before Hillary, the state sent Geraldine Ferraro to receive the first female nomination by a major party for the White House. Edith Wharton explored social hypocrisy in her acclaimed books. Sonia “From the Bronx” Sotomayor sits on the bench of America’s highest court.

Uncorked: Christy Canterbury MW

What bottle sparked your love of wine?

It’s not so clear which did but rather which didn’t…and which I overcame. My first glass of wine was a bitterly dry rosé from a Provençal co-op when I was studying in Boulouris, between St. Raphaël and St. Tropez one summer in university. I couldn’t understand why anyone would willingly ingest such a vile substance.

How Vladimir Putin created America's new hot wine

A thorny international skirmish between Russia and its former Soviet states has been a boon for Georgian wine-makers.

Brunello di Montalcino, i 13 della super annata

"Extraordinary!" A chorus of consensus accompanies the debut of the 2010 Brunello. (Translated Tagline)

Wine with Me/Tracy Byrnes: The Unexplored Wine Region of Moldova

Have you ever had a wine from Moldova?  Do you even know where Moldova is? To be honest, I didn’t.   

...wait for it – wine is one of Moldova’s biggest exports.  As a matter of fact, 25 percent of households in Moldova are in the wine business in some form, says Christy Canterbury, who' s an expert in eastern European wines and one of 10 women who hold the Master of Wine qualification in the U.S. 

Want new Wine Choices? Look Back to the Old World

Fancy some furmint? How about a nice glass of grillo? If you’ve never heard of either, chances are you will. Wine lists are getting a makeover as producers all over the world make a play for U.S. palates.

New York Women Make Marks as Masters of WIne

It's no secret that some of the most accomplished and ambitious women in the world live in New York. What's not well known is that several are Masters of Wine. 

Moldova's winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment

Consider, for a moment, the misfortunes of winemakers in Moldova, a former Soviet republic in southeastern Europe, tucked in between Ukraine and Romania.

Their country is the poorest in Europe, with a per capita GDP about the same as Honduras. They'd love to sell their product — which has gotten approving nods from foreign critics — in wealthier countries. But most of those customers don't even know that Moldova exists, let alone that its winemaking tradition goes back thousands of years.

Moscow says bottoms Up For Crimean Wine

While Ukrainian and Russian wines are well-known in their immediate area, “almost none of these wines reach the U.S., and most that are seen here are in local ethnic markets,” says Christy Canterbury, one of 312 Masters of Wine, a group of international wine professionals.

Don't Shy Away from Funky Wine Flavours

Can we talk dirty? As in barnyard manure, sewer gas, sweaty armpits and rotting fish. As in soured milk, wet dog, damp cardboard and mould...sorry if I've spoiled your thirst. 

What's Next For Argentine Wine? A Chat With Christy Canterbury MW

Christy Canterbury is a wine phenomenon. A busy Master of Wine - one of only about 30 in the United States - with a long resume of wine judging and journalism, she’s also a big fan of Argentine wines. We caught up with her to talk about the future of Argentine wines in the American market.

Nine Great Texas Hills and Plains Wines

"It's taken awhile, but in the last ten years they've started planting syrah, mourvedre, tannat, vermentino, all the white Rhone varieties, and Spanish varieties like tempranillo, all of which are much better adapted to the climate," says Texas native and Master of Wine Christy Canterbury. "And the wines show it."

Affordable Spring Wines

Spring has sprung! And as the seasons change, so do our tastes in wine. The recent warm weather has made me think of a few spring-like wines I recently tasted with another Master of Wine, Christy Canterbury. Christy is an Austrian wine fanatic and we tasted through white wines made from Austria’s famous white grape, Grüner Veltliner.

Six Ways To Beat the Coming Champagne Price Hike

So much for a double-dip recession. According to the CEO of Moët Hennessy USA, Champagne prices are likely to rise significantly next year for one very simple reason: increased demand.

Master of Wine: Christy Canterbury

Every mother (secretly or otherwise) wants her child to grow up to be an MD.

Except, perhaps, parents in the wine trade. They most likely want their child to be an MW – a Master of Wine.

For them, those two letters are as prestigious, as hard to achieve, and as long in the making as the letters that signify a medical degree.

From Banker to Wine Connoisseur

Something about Christy Canterbury's polite demeanor made me suspect, at first meeting, that she might be a vegetarian, maybe even a vegan. But the right corner of the business card from her former job with Smith & Wollensky steakhouse appeared to have been chomped off by the incisors of a flesh-eating animal. A vegetarian, she is not.

Noses Seek Wine Geekdom's Biggest Prize

"O.K. people, we've got 48 minutes. Ready?'' It's Tuesday night, and as usual four candidates for the wine world's toughest exam are gathered for a training session at the Upper West Side apartment of Jean Reilly, a wine writer.