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From the entire staff at wine market, let me say welcome to our web home. Every member of our staff is dedicated to assisting you in finding the perfect wines and spirits for your taste and for any occasion. Please come visit us at Wine Market!   – Thanks, Scott

Scott Smith

Scott has over 35 years of experience in the wine business at the retail, wholesale, and winery levels. He has been the hands-on owner of Wine Market since 2006. He enjoys exploring the wine world by traveling with his wife and researching new wines. He has traveled to regions such as Argentina, Chile, Australia, France, and more to further his wine knowledge and find new, exciting wines to bring to Memphis. His most recent wine trip was to Bordeaux, France.

new employee photos 005Tom Botto

Tom has been an indispensable part of Wine Market from the very beginning, and he has the experience of a long career in the wine business. Tom stays up to date in his wine knowledge and has traveled to the Willamette Valley in Oregon and Paso Robles in California on tasting trips, to name just a few. He is also our resident bourbon fan, and is always happy to talk whiskey with our customers.

new employee photos 010John Escue

John recently graduated from the University of Memphis Law School with a focus in Immigration Law. He has been with us at Wine Market for over 9 years. John has traveled all over to places like Brazil and Ukraine. He enjoys cooking and has a particular interest in French and Australian wines.

new employee photos 006.1Lindsay Smith

Lindsay is a graduate from the University of Alabama where she studied Marketing, and has now been working in the wine business for over 4 years. Lindsay is eagerly furthering her wine knowledge daily, which she practices by reading and tasting. She has spent time in Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, and Mendocino, focusing especially on visiting producers of sparkling wine. Her most recent wine trip brought her to New York City to attend a symposium on Australian winemaking. Her next trip will be to Campo de Borja in Spain.

Taylor White

Taylor has been with us at Wine Market for just over a year, where he has excelled at blind tasting and wine trivia. He is known as our team morale booster, always lightening the mood and being the first one to offer you a hand. He has a degree in Anthropology from Mississippi State University and is pursuing an additional degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis. We are thrilled to have Taylor on our team.