Dean West

Director of Beverage

Dean West is the Director of Beverage and a Partner at Boucherie in NYC. Her programs have received a James Beard nomination for "Outstanding Wine Program" two years in a row as well as the Michelin Sommelier of the Year Award in 2022.

She has worked in restaurants since she was thir­teen. She fell in love with wine and when she was twenty-one became certified as a sommelier, the youngest in the country at the time.

Dean’s name has appeared on many no­table lists: Forbes “30 Under 30,” Food & Wine’s “Sommelier of the Year,” Zagat’s “30 Under 30,” Wine Enthusiast’s “40 Under 40,” Wine & Spirits’ “Best New Sommeliers,” and The Back Label declared her “New York’s Youngest Sommelier.” She is the author of DRINK ROSE, A Celebration of Rosé (HarperCollins) and the national bestseller WINE GIRL, The Trials and Triumphs of America’s Youngest Sommelier (Ecco/HarperCollins), a Fortnum & Mason Drink Book Winner and recipient of the Roederer Chairman’s Award.