Let’s discover and
savor the splendor of fine
Welcome to Joie de Vin! Your hosts, Sommelier Peggy and Brian Dean, are wine lovers, educators and connectors in Los Angeles. We conduct guided wine tastings and special events for companies, fundraisers and private groups. And if you can’t meet in person, a virtual wine tasting on Zoom is a great way to treat your clients, team or friends. Beyond event planning, 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 while providing 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
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!
SOMMELIER, WSET DIPLOMA CANDIDATE
Peggy’s love of great wine, nature and travel led her to advanced studies with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). She has achieved Level 3 with Distinction and is now a candidate for Level 4—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 lives with her husband and partner-in-wine, Brian.
PERSONAL WINE CONCIERGE
Brian became a wine aficionado on his first trip to Napa Valley in 1996. Since then, he’s been a member of a dozen wine clubs—yet none compare with the Boisset Wine Society, which he proudly represents. He enjoys conducting 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 and plan menus for wine dinners, too. His other business is Dean Creative, a virtual marketing agency that specializes in branding, websites and video production. He launched this firm after working as a copywriter and creative director for big ad agencies in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, Ohio and Washington, DC.
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 22 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!
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.”
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!!”
SVP & Chief Underwriting Officer, RCT Group
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I heard it through the grapevine …
Our Sommelier wine blog features the latest trends in the wine world, tasting notes on fabulous wines and the vino adventures of Peggy and Brian Dean. Enjoy!