Vine & Dandy was founded by Mona Betancourt, who holds the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine as well as the Italian Wine Scholar Prep Certificate from Wine Scholar Guild. She is also a WSG French Wine Scholar candidate.

Mona believes that wine is for everyone, and her approach is to make learning about wine intuitive and fun.

One of her favorite aspects about wine is how it combines so many areas of interest – world history, geography, different cultures, different cuisines, and of course the social and emotional component of sharing great wine, food and memories with friends..



Vine & Dandy provides a wide range of wine-related services including private wine tastings, wine events, and wine consulting.

We can create a tasting experience based on your existing collection, or you can select a theme or topic and we can recommend several wines within that topic and within your budget, and bring the wines to you.

Everything can be customized and adapted based on your interests, group size, goals, and budget. Please contact us for more information and to brainstorm ideas for your next custom wine experience!