Kate Moore

Leave your passport at home; our internationally educated prima sommelier Kate Moore is happy to enchant you with intimate stories of far away vintners, influential wine growing regions and marquee distilleries. Her extensive beverage knowledge is further enhanced by relevant insights about provincial cultures, art restoration, climate, and agriculture, all which she artfully explains in the context of a particular vintage or spirit. 

Ms. Moore can guide you through L'Espalier's world-class floor to ceiling wine collection and exceptionally stocked bar. Diners often meet her during a Chef's Tasting Journey multi-course dining experience which features exquisite wine pairings to accompany the culinary creations of New England's most acclaimed independent restaurant. The recent renaissance of the perfectly made vintage and classic cocktail inspired her to lead our new "Top Shelf" cocktail class series, which is unique to Boston and is equally informative for the home mixologist or a serious cocktail connoisseur. 

Ms. Moore's passion for knowing her subject took root while living in Munich and Avignon when studying German and French, respectively.  Avignon’s charming food marchés and intimate wine bars beckoned her hands-on exploration of the simplicity and flavor purity of French-inspired cooking with memorable sips of wines made by local tiny producers.  Her guilty pleasure: a rustic Côtes du Rhône served while cooking with good friends.  She lost count at a personal cookbook collection of 500 volumes.

Before joining L'Espalier Ms. Moore dedicated several years to learning all facets of culinary and hospitality service through posts among Boston's other landmark hotels and restaurants. She is well known across this area's tight sommelier community, and is a repeat winner of the "spirited" (pun intended) collegial contests known as "smackdowns." A passionate foodie, she makes homemade charcuterie in between her trips to wineries or the cookbook shelf at a local or vintage bookseller.