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In the Country Hill Center

87th St. Pkwy. & Lackman Rd.

Lenexa, KS  66219

(913) 492-1604

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In the Prairie Village Shops

71st St. & Mission Rd.

Prairie Village, KS  66208

(913) 236-5311

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Lenexa
 

Andy Wingert

Andy grew up in the Lenexa area and has been with Rimann’s since December 1993 when he needed a part-time job during Christmas break from Kansas State University.  After graduation, Andy decided to make Rimann’s his career and has enjoyed his relationships with co-workers and customers over the years.  He is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers and likes to help customers pick out wines to match their palates.  One of his best traits is finding out what people like or dislike about certain wines and taking that information to find the wine that is right for them.  In his spare time Andy is a Rotarian, enjoys golfing, fishing, growing tomatoes, boating on area rivers, watching sports and burning up I-70 to go to KSU sporting events.  He also spends time building things out of old wine barrels, which you can see for yourself at the store.

 

Mitzi Monson

Mitzi grew up in Olathe and currently lives in Spring Hill.  She has been with Rimann’s since January 2003 and likes the fact that most of the staff has been working together for a long time and have become close friends with each other and work together as a team.  She feels her best attribute to the team is making sure everything runs smoothly to ensure our customers have the best shopping experience possible.  Mitzi is active in the Lenexa Chamber and is a Past Chair of Leadership Lenexa Alumni and a Lenexa Chamber Board Member.  In her spare time Mitzi is an avid reader, in fact, at lunchtime you will find her somewhere close by reading.  Other interests are her family, child welfare, and animal rescue.

 

Emily Harrington Emily Harrington

Emily is a Kansas City native who has been with Rimann Liquors since August 2006 and is a graduate of the University of Kansas.  Emily’s husband, James, is a member of the Prairie Village Rimann Liquors staff.  She enjoys wine and enjoys continually learning new things about it… that is what she likes most about working at Rimann’s.  On top of that, Emily enjoys her co-workers and the customers, and she prides herself on her encyclopedic wine knowledge and eager-to-please attitude.  Emily is a certified Sommelier as well.  Emily spends most of her spare time with her daughters, but also enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and is an enthusiastic connoisseur of classic “Simpson” episodes.

 

Molly Fitts

“Ole Miss Molly” grew up in Oxford, Mississippi and has been working at Rimann’s since moving to Kansas City in July 2006.  Great customers and fun co-workers are what she enjoys most about her job at Rimann’s.  Molly’s friendliness and great attitude are her best traits when it comes to helping customers.  In her spare time Molly likes read, spend time with her dogs and is an avid sports enthusiast, particularly football and basketball.

 

Waylon Glick

Waylon grew up in Quinter, Kansas and has been working at Rimann’s since August 2003 after he graduated from Kansas State University.  Waylon is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers and enjoys helping customers pair wine with food and also enjoys sampling the wide assortment of seasonal beers that we have year-round.  Waylon looks forward to learning from customers as much as helping educate them about wine and beer.  In his spare time Waylon enjoys cooking, reading books on Imperial Russia, is a Lyric Opera subscriber and is also known to be an Old Chicago Beer Tour participant.

Brian “Roy” Monson

Brian is a native of Holton, Kansas and has been with Rimann’s since July 2001.  He splits his time working at the Prairie Village store during the day and the Lenexa store in the evenings.  Things he likes best about working at Rimann’s are the people he works with and meeting new people and interacting with the customers.  His friendliness and sense of humor are just two of Brian’s traits that come in handy when helping customers.  In his spare time he likes to go fishing, spend time with family, and listen to music.

Abby Shopper

Abby grew up in Lenexa and has spent most of her life in the area.  She played softball at Emporia State and has been with Rimann’s since January 2005.  She likes working at Rimann’s because the staff has become a second family to her and she’s developed great relationships with our customers.   In her spare time Abby likes to work out, go to yoga classes, read, hang out with friends and family, and go to concerts.  And of course, teach US History and World Geography to high schoolers at Olathe North High School, which just happens to be Abby’s alma mater.

Tyler Mitchell

Tyler was born in Seattle, WA then raised in Irvine, CA before moving to Kansas in his youth. Tyler is an amiable wine and spirits enthusiast whose passion is contagious and whose knowledge base is broad. Tyler joined the Rimann team in April of 2014 and has since come to understand why Rimann's customers are so loyal, sometimes driving miles out of their way because the help they're sure to receive. Listening is his best skill so feel free to bring in your tasting notes to allow him a glimpse into what you've enjoyed about certain items before. In his free time Tyler enjoys painting, playing basketball, playing guitar, and reading science fiction novels. Tyler holds a WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits, which he earned in November of 2013 from the Napa Valley Wine Academy.

 

Tiffany Henry

Tiffany was born and raised in Lenexa and attended Olathe Northwest before going to Kansas State University.  In her spare time she enjoys going to car shows, reading, sewing, spending time with her dog and hanging out with her friends and family.  Her favorite things about working at Rimann's are Duke the Parrot (whom she remembers from coming into the store with her parents when she was very young), and she enjoys the atmosphere and her co-workers.  She also enjoys helping our great customers

Duke

Duke, a Mexican Red Headed Amazon, has resided in the Lenexa store since February 1986.  He enjoys visits from customers and children and is quick with a whistle and requests for a "cracker".

 

 
 
Prairie Village

 

Steve Sharpton

Steve grew up in the Kansas City area and has been in the liquor industry longer than any other Rimann’s employee, including Marshall.  He began working at Vern Bryant’s store in 1980 and has been on the Rimann staff since 1999 when Bryant Liquors became Rimann Liquors of Prairie Village.  Steve enjoys bringing in new products for our ever-changing clientele and has enjoyed the many people he’s worked with over the years.  His best asset is product knowledge and memory for detail regarding customer’s tastes and selections.  In his spare time Steve enjoys cooking, listening to music, searching for new and ever-better beers and watching old western movies and TV shows.

 

Paul Otto

Paul has lived in Kansas City his whole life and has been on the Rimann team since August 2005.  He enjoys his co-workers and interacting with customers on both the retail and wholesale side of the business.  Paul believes his continued product knowledge is one of his better traits and is very comfortable helping customers find the perfect bottle of wine.  In his free time Paul likes all kinds of sports, playing with his dog, fixing up his new house, reading books and chilling out.

 

Ann Pontow

Ann was born in Ohio and has lived in the Kansas City area for over 20 years.  She began working at Rimann’s in 2005 and loves the atmosphere and working with her co-workers.  Ann believes her most useful trait is working in the office and making sure everything “balances.”  In her spare time Ann watches NASCAR, movies, loves to cook and try new recipes, and hanging out with friends and neighbors.

 

Carly Williams-Jones

Carly was born in Chicago and grew up in Kansas City.  She has been on the Rimann staff since June 2005 and enjoys her fellow employees, getting to try new products that come into the store and broadening her wine knowledge.  Carly feels she has a close relationship with most customers that have continued to shop at Rimann’s over the years and hopes they feel like they are valued customers.  In her spare time Carly enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends, and likes to play sand volleyball.

 

Sean Anton

Sean was born and raised in Wichita and moved to Kansas City when he enrolled at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2000.  Sean joined the staff in December 2010 and knew his love for good craft beer put him in a good place.  Sean enjoys working with a friendly and knowledgeable staff and learning more about different types and kinds of beer.   In Sean’s spare time he enjoys anything and everything with bicycles, especially mountain biking in Kansas City and Winter Park, Colorado.

 

James Harrington

James has lived in Olathe his whole life and started working at Rimann’s in January 2007.  James is a certified Sommelier and he feels his best attribute is pairing wine and beer with food (James was a cook before coming to Rimann’s and really knows his food flavors).  In his spare time he likes to spend time with his daughters and wife (Emily, also a Rimann team member) and enjoys brewing beer, gardening and snow skiing as often as possible.

 

Chris Riebe

Chris is a life long Kansas Citian and has been with Rimann Liquors since 2005.  Chris can be found at both the Prairie Village and Lenexa store.  He enjoys learning about new products that become available to us and especially enjoys trying them out so he can share the information with our customers.  He likes to help customers pick out new products and enjoys helping pair wine and beer with meals they are preparing.  In his free time Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, going out and trying new restaurants and cooking new meals.  He also enjoys watching movies, playing video games and playing with his dogs.

 

Daniel Tiemeier

Dan was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa and spent a career with the US Postal Service.  After 17 years as the Postmaster in Centerville, Iowa, Dan and his wife moved to Prairie Village to be closer to their son and daughter.  Dan started at Rimann Liquors in October 2013 and is following his father’s footsteps by working part time during retirement in a liquor store. Dan’s interests are golf, bird watching, brewing craft beer and bicycling where he is currently a member of the Riff and Raff Riding Club.

 

Max Carroll

Max was born in Atlanta, Georgia but grew up in Shawnee, Kansas attending Mill Valley High School.  Max joined the Rimann staff in mid October, 2011 and splits his time between attending UMKC during the day, participating in the UMKC Track Team by throwing Javelin and working at the store.  Max’s interests are sports, disc golf and home brewing.  Max enjoys working at Rimann’s and expanding his knowledge of both wine and beer.  Mostly, however, Max says he “loves being around beer all day!”


 

John Findley

John was born in Atchison Kansas, grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas and has lived in Overland Park since 1979.  After earning an Electronics Technician Diploma from MIT, John’s current day job is with a firm in Lenexa where he practices his craft.  John has been married for 33 years to Jeanne and enjoys his home life tremendously.  John joined the Rimann Liquors in April 2013 and enjoys his work because he constantly is learning from the customers and the staff.  He has 3 dogs who he loves deeply as well as every dog that comes into the store.

   
Our Staff

Both Rimann Liquors locations are locally owned and operated.  Meet our friendly, helpful staff and find out more about who we are.

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Food & Drink FYI

Learn about wine, beer and spirits. Beverage tips, wine terms, and answers to frequently asked questions.

What's Shakin' at Rimann's

Be it shaken or stirred, cocktails and mixed drinks never go out of fashion.  Spirits, drink recipes and the latest trends in mixology.

What's Cookin' at Rimann's

Our traditional newsletter recipes are now available online!  Also included are recipes from our staff with advice on wine and beer pairings.

Our Story...

Marshall and Mary Rimann opened Rimann Liquors of Lenexa in the Country Hill Center on March 5, 1983. Their vision, to provide the community with an extensive wine and spirits selection, a wide array of imported and craft beers, and what today has become Rimann's trademark, in-depth customer service.  The original 1,500 square foot store was enlarged and remodeled in 1989 and again in 2001 to its current 5,100 square feet.

In 1999, Marshall and Mary purchased a 700 square foot store in the Prairie Village Shopping Center. At the same time, they leased the space formerly occupied by Ambience Fur.  On December 1, 1999 the new Rimann Liquors of Prairie Village opened with 4100 square feet of retail space and 2000 square feet of basement storage.

Under the leadership of Andy Wingert, Managing Partner in Lenexa, and Steve Sharpton, General Manager in Prairie Village, Rimann Liquors has built its business and reputation on friendly, courteous customer service. For three years in a row, Food & Wine Magazine included Rimann’s in their list of “TOP WINE SHOPS IN AMERICA” based on selection, service and advice. Today, both Rimann Liquors of Lenexa and Prairie Village have become two of the highest volume retail liquors stores in Kansas.

The Kansas City Star recently named Marshall as “One Who Has Made A Difference” in the wine business in Kansas City.

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