For almost eight years, Christy Frank has been an ambassador for small wine producers and wines from the southern hemisphere at her teensy 320-square-foot wine shop, Frankly Wines, in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood.
“The idea of Frankly Wines is just to be a superawesome neighborhood wine shop that you wish was in your neighborhood—the shop around the corner that you wish was the shop around your corner,” she said. And it works: Everyone from bankers to tech people to New Jersey commuters have gotten turned on to Frank's unique wines.
She’s filled her shelves with boundary-pushing Aussie bottles, exceptional $10 South African Chardonnays and even sparkling wine made with the unheard-of Brianna grape in Vermont. Needless to say, she spends a lot of her time busting myths and giving these wines narratives for her customers.