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Farragut Wine and Spirits marks 2 years

Farragut Wine and Spirits is celebrating its second anniversary this month.

“I want to thank the people of Farragut for the warm reception they’ve given us, and the support and the loyalty,” co-owner Robin Purvis said.

“We wouldn’t be here without them,” she added.

“We’ve been very well received, and we have a lot of people who like coming here, like shopping here,” co-owner David Purvis said.

He cited compliments he’d received about the store’s central location and open layout.

Robin said she was grateful to the store’s eight full- and part-time employees.

“We have customers congratulate us on how very nice our staff is and how they’re always so helpful.

“And to me, that is important. That is one of the biggest things I worry about,” Robin said.

“We do try hard and I think the effort does show,” she added.

Robin and David said Farragut Wine and Spirits is more focused on wine than spirits.

“We are the wine destination in Farragut,” David said.

Wine manager Caleb Whitson said Farragut Wine works to stay tuned to customers’ palettes and pockets.

“Our store focuses on wines that deliver maximum value to the consumer and that focus more on low to intermediate price points,” Whitson said, although the store does carry some premium wines.

“We really do engage our entire staff in the process of tasting and evaluating the things we choose to put on the shelf,” he added.

“Wet try to stay tuned to the customer’s palette,” David said.

“We work hard at finding emerging wines that are good values that will fit our customers’ palettes.

“They feel relaxed, like they can come in and try the wines … they feel comfortable trying something different,” he added.

David and Robin said community involvement is important to them. The two are involved in Town committees, the local arm of ChildHelp and were forces behind the Taste of Farragut.

“You’ve got to give back to the community. You owe it to the community to pick something and focus on it and give back,” David said.

“We have a tendency to pick too many of them … but we try to go with things we feel we can make an impact with.

“And, in turn, with the Taste of Farragut, it’s to enhance the experience of the citizens, but also to show off the Town,” he added.

David and Robin also announced Farragut Wine and Spirits would be selling wines from The Orangery’s extensive wine cellar in the future.

“The wines are still there but are not owned by The Orangery’s [new owner],” David said.

“It’s a big deal,” he added.

For more information, visit or call the store at 865-777-2001.


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