Employee Spotlight: Liza Gallia

Frank Family wines are distributed in all 50 states, throughout North America, and internationally in Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America. Gaining this global distribution and recognition would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our sales team. One team member in particular who helps bring our bottles to your favorite restaurants and wine shops from Maine to Virginia is Liza Gallia. Liza, who joined the team in 2016, manages distributors and accounts in 12 states including her home-state, New York.

Getting her start in the industry as a certified Sommelier in New York City and the Hamptons, Liza uses her background in wine service to foster relationships with the accounts in her diverse metropolitan areas, many of which have different demographics, regulations and trends. The fast-paced North East region never has a dull moment and it keeps her on a constant go. We are proud to have Liza represent Frank Family Vineyards in her own backyard and hope you have the opportunity to meet her at a regional event or wine dinner soon!

1. What is your best wine serving tip?

Invest in some good glassware! It makes a huge difference in the enjoyment of the aromatics and layers of flavor in wine. Many companies make a universal glass which you can use for multiple wine styles. The key is to look for a thin rim.  

2. What wine are you gifting for the holidays?

I find that gifting our Blanc de Blancs always makes people happy. Everyone enjoys the tiny bubbles in our vintage Méthode champenoise.

3. What is your favorite Frank Family wine and food pairing?

Pan seared bay scallops with our Carneros Chardonnay is the best combination. The balance of fruit, French oak, and crisp mouth-watering acidity makes our Chardonnay the perfect match to the rich flavor of the scallops.  

4. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?

I balance my love of food and wine with a passion for fitness. I enjoy group fitness classes, mountain biking, and hiking with my husband and two dogs.  

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