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Jan 04

7 Reasons to Love McKinney Wine Merchant - Guest Blog by BeMcKinney

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 10:43 AM by Beth Shumate

From time to time, we like to re-share favorite content from previous blogs. Here's one from early last year - a guest blog by about our downtown neighbor, McKinney Wine Merchant.

Our friends at have done it again! They've found another great story to tell about the community we all love ... and we especially love this one about our across-the-alley neighbor, the McKinney Wine Merchant - Andy Doyle. He has definitely carved out a special niche for himself in downtown McKinney since he opened in 2011! (Photo below courtesy of McKinney Wine Merchant's Facebook page.)
mckinney wine merchant store front
Below are excerpts of their more complete (and quite entertaining, we might add) blog entry. At the end of our entry here, you'll find a link to the actual BeMcKinney blog page where these local bloggers have included terrific pictures of the shop and so much more information than we're including here:

1. Wine at all price points
When I first discovered McKinney Wine Merchant after moving here, I assumed it was a specialty shop that only carried bottles I couldn't afford. ... McKinney Wine Merchant does carry a variety of rare and small batch vintages for special occasions but Andy also keeps very affordable bottles in stock. I'm talking under $20 and several even under $10. 

2. Andy
The shop owner, Andy, has vast knowledge about wines around the world, yet welcomes you into his shop like a longtime friend. An ex-marine, Andy has extensive experience in the culinary and wine worlds ... and he opened his own shop in McKinney in April 2011. His mission has always been to bring carefully curated quality wine to his customers. ... You can walk in with no idea what you want… just give him your price range and what types of wines you generally like (and don't like) and I can guarantee he will suggest the perfect bottle for you.

3. Wine Club
McKinney Wine Merchant has three levels of wine club membership. The nice thing about these wine clubs is that they can be monthly or bi-monthly, and you can cancel at any time... 

... All in all, McKinney Wine Merchant really is specialty shop perfection. Located in historic downtown, with a knowledgeable and friendly proprietor full of character, offering wines ranging from $9 - $300, and great extras like delivery, complimentary tastings, wine club, and cab and slab, you couldn't wish for anything more from a wine shop.

bemckinney logoCheck out BeMcKinney's site to read the complete story about McKinney Wine Merchant and to learn about the remaining Top 7 Reasons Delivery, Cab & Slab Club, Location and Friday Tastings!