July 2021: Beach-Friendly Bottles With Lauren Friel | Eater Wine Club

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July 2021: Beach-Friendly Bottles With Lauren Friel

Curating Eater Wine Club's July wines is Lauren Friel, who’s made her mark on the Boston wine scene. Starting off as a server at Oleana in Cambridge, she developed an interest in wine and went on to become the restaurant’s wine director, followed by gigs at several other major restaurants including NYC’s Dirt Candy (where she curated the country’s only all-female wine list).

She founded natural wine bar Rebel Rebel in 2018 with a focus on integrating activism, philanthropy, and inclusivity into the business model. Her latest venture is Wild Child, a newly-opened hybrid shop offering intersectional literature and natural wine to go.  

Lauren’s theme in July focused on the wines we’re packing in our coolers for the beach (or park, boat ride, cookout…). Something that’s easy drinking to sip on between diving into the waves, or to accompany a summer sunset after a long day outdoors. 

Here are the wines we lugged outdoors in July:

Craving more beach-worthy bottles? Stock up on more of this month's wine, thanks to our friends at MYSA, to get you through the summer.