Sommelier Lauren Collins of L'Espalier - Biography

Boston, MA

September 2013

Lauren Collins is a graduate of BowdoinCollege, where she majored in Romance Languages and minored in Art History. Prior to joining the team at L'Espalier, Collins spent six years at Lower Falls Wine Company in Newton, Massachussetts where she tasted thousands of wines and traveled to wine regions in France, Spain and the United States. While at Lower Falls, Collins acted as auction liaison between the retail store and Skinner Inc., in 2007, when both partners came together to offer New England's first wine auctions. When she decided to fully pursue the Master Sommelier track, Collins took a sommelier position at Les Zygomates in Boston and then moved on to manage the wine program at Chiara Bistro in Westwood, Massachussetts. Collins became wine director at L'Espalier in 2012 and is an Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers (one of five people inBoston to obtain this esteemed certification). She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Sommelier Society.