Let’s discover and
savor 
the splendor of fine wine.

Welcome to Joie de Vin! Your hosts, Peggy and Brian, are Sommeliers, wine lovers, educators and connectors in Los Angeles. We conduct guided wine tastings and special events for companies, fundraisers and private groups. If you can’t gather in person, a virtual wine tasting on Zoom is a great way to treat your clients, team or friends. Beyond events, we offer a customizable wine club featuring exclusive wines made with sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming in France and California. We can help build your personal wine collection and provide advanced food & wine pairing guidance. Plus, we offer elegant wine gift sets and personalized wine labels, expertly designed by Brian’s marketing firm. Through it all, we deliver personal concierge service to please both your palate and budget. So, let us tempt your tastebuds, challenge your mind and expand your horizons. Santé!

The many ways we bring joy to your world

Host a Virtual Wine Tasting

Entertain clients or show thanks to your team. We have conducted scores of virtual wine tastings with groups large & small. Our tastings are educational and entertaining. We’ll curate a great event with the highest quality wines on Earth. 

Savor Fine Wine Selections

We represent the Boisset Collection: 22 family-owned wineries & brands in France and California. Each estate winery is a certified biodynamic farm. All wines are small-lot, made with  organic and sustainable fruit. Better for you and the Earth.

Create Custom Label Wine

Let’s create your own branded wine label on a bottle of fine wine. With our marketing expertise we’ll develop  a unique design, just for you. Serve it as house wine. Or give gifts to clients and friends. Choose from 9 varieties at affordable prices. 

Send Wine Gifts & Accessories

An exclusive wine gift makes a great impression. We offer many gift sets in nice black boxes. Or, choose gourmet food items, jewelry, stemware or accessories, delivered to their door. Ideal for holiday gifting—and we’ll do the legwork for you!

Join a Customizable Wine Club

Our club is flexible, customizable, and remarkable. We’ll help you get the wines you want—when you want them. From rare, acclaimed Burgundies & Rhône wines to Napa Cabs & Sonoma blends. We also have great affordable wines for events or Tuesday nights.

Launch a New Wine Career

Working in the wine trade has changed our lives in positive ways. You, too, can build a solid business, part- or full-time, with flexible hours. Enjoy rewarding benefits, too, such as generous commissions, luxury France trips, free tastings and big discounts.

Book an in-person or Virtual Wine Tasting

We can conduct a wine tasting in your home or office in Southern California—or via Zoom across many miles. Our events are both educational and entertaining. Let us enlighten your group, whether it’s 10 or 100 people. Contact us now to discuss your special event to connect and grow with friends or colleagues!

PEGGY DEAN, SOMMELIER
WSET DIPLOMA, LEVEL 4 CERTIFIED

Peggy’s love of great wine, nature and travel led her to advanced studies with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). She recently completed Level 4 with Merit and earned the prestigious Diploma in Wines—WSET’s highest accreditation. Peggy is the Sommelier at Pacific Standard Prime, the Sustainable Steakhouse, where she lives in Redondo Beach, CA. She also helps restaurateurs train staff on wine and build their wine list. Peggy is also a Wine Rep. for the Boisset Collection, a leader in organic & biodynamic viticulture. She conducts educational tastings for groups, virtually or in-person, and manages a customizable wine club. She is a native of Philadelphia and lives with her husband and partner-in-wine, Brian.

BRIAN DEAN, SOMMELIER
WSET LEVEL 3 CERTIFIED 

Brian became a wine aficionado on his first trip to Napa Valley in 1996. Ever since, he’s been a member of a dozen wine clubs—yet none compare with the Boisset Wine Society, the customizable wine club that he proudly represents. He enjoys conducting fun and educational wine tastings with his wife Peggy, and the two take an annual trip to France to taste and explore French savoir faire. Brian helps customers build out their wine cellars, creates custom label wine for companies, and helps nonprofits raise money via wine events and charitable givebacks. His other business is Dean Creative, a virtual marketing agency that specializes in branding, websites and video production. Brian is a native of Pittsburgh, PA.

Ideas for Group Wine Tasting Events

Let’s curate a private tasting event for your group to expand your knowledge and palate. We conduct in-person events in greater Los Angeles—or virtual tastings anywhere in the world. Either format is a fabulous way to connect with friends and family—or to entertain colleagues and clients. If you have a unique event in mind, we’d love to help bring it to life.

Treat Clients, Staff or Friends to a fun & fascinating Wine Tasting Experience.

Book a guided wine tasting for your company or team with Sommelier Peggy & Brian Dean. Our tastings are entertaining and educational to help tantalize your palate and expand your knowledge. We’ll even tailor your event to suit your budget, palate and group preferences. Need to plan a corporate retreat or team building exercise? Reach out today so we can discuss logistics and choose a date a/d time that works for your people.

Celebrate your special milestone, anniversary or holiday occasion.

Toast your special event in style. Together we’ll learn, connect and engage over great wine. Peggy & Brian have conducted numerous private events for groups of 10 to 100 people. We can tailor your event to be engaging and entertaining—or simple and succinct. We can also provide event planning, food catering, and party supply rentals, too. Let’s make your next formal gala or informal gathering highly memorable. Book us now.

Plan a virtual fundraiser featuring a professional wine tasting / food pairing

 virtual wine tasting is fun and we can do it from the comfort and safety of your home or office. Peggy & Brian have conducted numerous virtual events for companies and charities. For nonprofits, a virtual fundraiser helps unite people across state lines, raise vital revenue. Plus, we’ll use our marketing savvy to help promote your event with smart copy, graphics and SEO. Reach out today to make your next event a big  success.

Our Wine Society is like 20 premium clubs in one—and it’s entirely free to join. 

We’re thrilled to represent one of Earth’s finest wine companies

The Boisset Collection features renowned wineries in France and California, all owned by the Boisset family from Burgundy, France. They have a passion for rigorous organic farming practices and remarkable, high-quality wines. Most of the acclaimed wines in our portfolio are small-lot, exclusive and not available in restaurants or stores. Explore our wine list today. Revel in the quality tomorrow.

Elegant gifts for any person or occasion

Let us help curate your corporate gifts or holiday presents to friends and family. We have lovely wine gift sets, gourmet food items, luxury lifestyle items and accessories to please everyone on your gift list. 

Professional wine consulting services

Restaurant staff training in fine wine

Restaurant and club owners to need skilled support to train staff in wine and service. We’ll set high standards for your servers. And help build your wine list with rare and unique wines. 

Wine cellar consulting & procurement

Let us help fill that wine cellar or chiller with an array of fine wines, old world and new. We’ll learn your palate and budget, then make wise choices that suit you perfectly.

Wine dinner planning & execution

Take the stress out of entertaining. Tap us to plan and supervise your wine dinner for clients or friends. We’ll hire the caterer, plan the menu, select wines and ensure success.

Corporate events & education

Treat clients or staff to an evening of enlightenment. From a casual open house with wine and hors d’oevres—to a guided learning experience or tasting. And, we’ll facilitate the joy.

A few glowing testimonials from valued clients

Peggy & Brian have conducted hundreds of virtual wine tastings and in-person events. And, they’ve received rave reviews. Here are a few favorites.

We held 6 tastings in a month with our top corporate clients. The feedback was terrific—they loved it and Peggy did an outstanding job to make our experience a lot of fun!

Andrea Patterson

Vice President / Business Development

“Peggy hosted an incredible evening of virtual wine tasting for my office community of 50 satisfied guests. The event was full of great wine, learning, and plenty of laughing.”

Hanna Raine

Director of Community Experience, PCT Los Angeles

“I have been part of in many zoom tastings. This is the best virtual wine tasting—by far! This one was fun, educational and entertaining. Great job, Peggy and Brian!”

Dr. Robert Lang

Synergy Health Care Cooperative of Los Angeles

Staying connected in a pandemic was challenging, but Peggy & Brian made it easy. I highly recommend them and this form of networking. The wines were great! We’ll do it again!!”

Julie Landon

SVP & Chief Underwriting Officer, RCT Group


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