Karen King worked with the Union Square Hospitality Group for twenty years, during that period she was the wine director at Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern and opened the restaurants as Beverage Director at The Museum of Modern Art. Under Karen’s tutelage Union Square Cafe won the Hudson Valley Foie Gras Outstanding Wine Service Award from the James Beard Foundation.
She has taught wine classes at NYU, the French Culinary Institute, I.C.E., & the American Sommelier Association among others. She has participated in tasting panels for Business Traveler, Wine and Spirits, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times as well as the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. She is an Advanced Sommelier certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers. She was one of the featured sommeliers at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival.
Sharing information and joy about wine is one of her passions. She is now working with Winebow on the distribution side of the business as a sales manager.