Lauren Daddona holds her Advanced certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers and is a portfolio specialist for AP Wine Imports, a boutique European wine importer based in Manhattan. Lauren was the Wine Director at L’Espalier in Boston for five years, as well as the opening Wine Director for both Del Frisco's Double Eagle Back Bay in Boston and Les Sablons in Cambridge. Lauren’s wine career began with six years at Lower Falls Wine Company, a fine wine shop in Newton, MA.
Prior to finding wine, Lauren earned her BA in Romance Languages and Art History at Bowdoin College, concentrations that led to her studies in France, as well as work at Christie’s auction house in New York. Her travels since have sent her to vineyards throughout Europe, South America and the US with additional time spent in New Zealand and Asia.
Lauren was named Boston Magazine’s Best Sommelier 2017 and is a Director Emeritus of the Boston Sommelier Society. She was a national finalist in the TopSomm 2016 competition and voted a StarChefs Rising Star in 2015. She has been cited in a range of publications including Wine Advocate, Forbes, SOMM Journal, and Food & Wine Magazine.