André Compeyre has an endless curiosity and his passion for serving extraordinary and good value wines comes through Benoit. Originally from Toulouse, his different journeys have fostered this passion, deepening his experience with rare vintages and the magic of the right pairing between wine and cuisine. At Benoit, he created a "Secrets de Cave" reserve list which includes rare Burgundy and California verticals, not often seen at restaurants, let alone at bistros. The Napa Technology system enables André to offer wines by the ounce from famed producers such as Pétrus and Château d’Yquem. He also features a regularly updated "Top Pours" selection offering guests exceptional wines at very competitive prices. In June 2012 he received Best Sommelier of Languedoc-Roussillon Award at the Sud de France New York Festival.