Lauren King is the still wines ambassador for Pernod Ricard in Texas, based in Dallas. She has traveled extensively to all Pernod Ricard wineries to learn about the people and the places behind the wines. In Texas, Lauren is the extension of the wineries in the market. She hosts wine tastings, dinners, events, trainings, and more on the Pernod Ricard portfolio while assisting the global and local marketing teams and digital education endeavors.
Originally from Northern California, wine has always been around her and while studying hospitality at Cornell University, her career interests jumped from culinary arts to the wine industry and she completed her Introductory Sommelier Certification before graduation. Before Pernod Ricard, Lauren worked in restaurants in New York and Florida and in fine wine retail in Los Angeles. She now holds her WSET Level 3 with Distinction and is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, earning the top score in her class.