About Us

John Akins and David Bevans 

 

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David Bevans and John (Johnny) Akins set out to create a visually stunning shopping and learning space that is staffed with some of the most knowledgeable wine, beer and spirits experts in Arkansas. Legacy Wine and Spirits can help find whatever you need with certified cicerones and a sommelier on staff. There is no other liquor store in Arkansas like Legacy. 

After working together for eight years, John Akins and David Bevans wanted to take on a new project. That project just happened to be Legacy Wine and Spirits. They have a genuine interest in the industry and set out to do something different with their store. When they're not busy at Legacy, John and David are traveling and entertaining friends.

 

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Jake Dell 

Beer Manger and Cicerone

Jake began his professional career in alcohol retail sales in 2007. Quickly taking a liking to craft breweries and small batch whisky, Jake dove straight into the world of handcrafted beers and single malt Scotches. Working under the tutelage of numerous sommeliers, home-brewers and all sorts of experts in alcohol sales and production, he honed his craft over the next 8 years specializing in all things distilled, fermented and brewed.

Jake is a Certified Cicerone through the Cicerone Certification Program.

 

 

 

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Chris Gray

 Day Manager

 

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 Scotty Gaddis

 Night Manager

 

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Adam Madden

 Night Manager

 

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David Taylor

 Wine Specialist

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Tim Naumann

 Sales Associate

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Gail Payer

 Sales Associate

 

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Jared Davis

 Warehouse Manager Wine Specialist

 

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Mike Meza

 Warehouse Specialist

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Don Rhyne

 Warehouse Specialist

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Crystal Winkler

 Bookkeeper

Crystal keeps our books in check at Legacy Wine and Spirits. She keeps track of all of the money, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Crystal has known John since he was born — because she's his sister. When she's not keeping track of all of the books at Legacy, you can find her hunting, swimming or watching football. She likes all sorts of moscato wines and coconut rums.

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Hunter Crenshaw

 Public Relations and Art Director

After seeing his creativity and talent on display while working as an independent graphic designer, owners John and David immediately sought out to enlist Hunter to the Legacy team. Hunter is in charge of all social media, advertising and marketing for Legacy Wine and Spirits. He went to Columbia College Chicago, where he got his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography. In his free time he loves working on his own artwork and event planning.