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.