Murphy's Atlanta Wine Shop

Murphy's Wine Shop is a hidden gem of the Virginia Highland community. Tucked inside Murphy's Restaurant, this little wine shop packs a big punch with a booming special order business from recommendations from Wine Consultants Bob McKechnie, Emily Barkelew, and Taurean Philpott. Over 350 different wines are in stock — including all the wines on Murphy's By-The-Glass wine list so you can grab a bottle of the great wine you just had with dinner! Join our email list to get the latest in great offers and recommendations from Murphy's Wine Consultants.

Bob McKechnie / Wine Consultant

Bob joined Murphy's Wine Shop after a 6 year stint running the Wine Department at Ansley Kroger where he became a familiar face to many Atlanta wine buyers. Bob became interested in wine while living in San Francisco, and has been hooked ever since. After retiring from a 32+ year career at Delta Airlines in New York, San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta, he found the wine business to be a natural extension of his passion. His passion, knowledge, and friendliness make him a great partner in picking wines! Email Bob Here

Emily Barkelew / Wine Consultant

Emily's love for wine began while living in the south of France, where, after graduating from college, she spent a year with a french family who introduced her to the great wines of Provence. Her time abroad allowed her to experience French, Italian, and Spanish wines in their natural environment. This initial jumpstart to her wine education, paired with her years of experience in the service and hospitality industry, inspired her to pursue a career in wine and fine dining. Her love for people and her passion for wine make her a wonderful new addition to the Murphy's Wine Shop team! Email Emily Here

Taurean Philpott / Wine Consultant

From small beginnings in the isles of Bermuda, Taurean Philpott found his love for wine working in restaurants while attending University. Having since worked in the industry for several years, one of which was with Murphys, he returns even more passionate and driven. He is now readying himself to sit the 3rd level of the WSET Certificate, and looks to continue his journey of learning and teaching. Email Taurean Here