The Somm Set by Benchmark Wine Group






Philippe Andre

Welcome to our newest series, The Somm Set. Each month we’ll be sitting down with a guest sommelier and uncovering their guilty pleasures, cellar staples, and everything in between! Follow as they hand-select their favorites from our warehouse, giving you the inside scoop on cellar must-haves!


This month on The Somm Set, we’re excited to feature Philippe André, Sommelier. Join us as we explore everything from his passion for wine, favorite wine and food pairing, and his newest endeavors.

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This week from Philippe André:

Unicorn Wine

What is a “Unicorn Wine?” I say it’s a wine that is irreplaceable, perfect, and always incredibly hard to find. The term is very subjective as all wine should be, so it’s about personal preference. So here are some of MY unicorns that I one day hope to find in my glass again... don’t forget to invite me! #willflyforunicorns

The Rock In The Buildin’

I was recently asked what is my favorite vineyard in Burgundy, and without hesitation, I said Clos de la Roche…Yeah I could’ve said Romanée-Conti, but that would be pretty obvious and unquestionably boring- I am not. I then thought about the vineyard that never lets me down and the one I have no problem splurging this month’s rent on: Clos de la Roche! I seek the wines from this site more than any other, and I sure as hell drink them! Here’s my CDLR stash, and don’t forget to decant… Oh, yes, I did!

The Bee Gee’s

I’m not a huge Bee Gee’s guy, but when it comes to Italy, there a few producers that always pique my interest, and they just happen to have a lot of Bee’s and Gee’s in their names. Here are my Italian Stallions that give me the Night Fever! P.S. my sister’s name is Gaia… see what I did there 😉

The Hundreds

What makes the perfect wine? Ask any winemaker, and I’m sure they’ll agree that it takes blood, sweat, tears, money, and a whole lotta luck!! You be the judge; here are some 100 point studs ready to drink!


Check out all the wines mentioned below!


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Bruno Giacosa
1978
1 In Stock
750ml
SL
V98–99
VC98
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1978
1 In Stock
750ml
NL
V98–99
VC98
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1996
1 In Stock
750ml
V95
RJ95
VC94
CT93
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Dalla Valle Vineyards
1992
1 In Stock
750ml
NC
WA100
WCI100
TWI100
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Gaja
1997
3 In Stock
750ml
WA99
WS97
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Ridge Vineyards
2013
2 In Stock
750ml
WA97–100
JS100
D100
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