July 2021: Lauren Friel of Rebel Rebel and Wild Child | Eater Wine Club

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July 2021: Lauren Friel of Rebel Rebel and Wild Child

Curating Eater Wine Club's July wines is Lauren Friel, whose made her mark on the Boston wine scene with her unabashedly progressive, feminist approach. 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) and winning Wine Enthusiast's 100 Best Wine Programs award twice along the way.

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.