Yannick Benjamin | A New York City-based sommelier and one of the co-founders of Wheeling Forward. In 2003, a car accident left Yannick paralyzed but did not stop him from pursuing his dreams of going on to college and becoming a world class sommelier. Yannick is currently an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, actively working at the University Club and has additionally worked at Le Du’s Wines for over seven years. Most recently Yannick starred on Esquire Network’s TV show Uncorked.

As a para-athlete, Yannick has competed in several marathons and races including the New York, Boston, and Chicago marathons. Yannick’s deep connections in the wine world have helped Wheeling Forward to build a broad base of supporters and inspired many sommeliers and wine distributors to give back to the community.

Titles | Head Sommelier at the University Club. | Co-Founder WoW, Wheeling Forward