Speakeasy Wine & Spirits are brand development and consulting experts for Wines, and Spirits. Collectively, we have been in the beverage industry for over 30 years providing “Out of the Ordinary Brand Development” for a select group of clients.
We represent a handful of suppliers by choice, which allows Speakeasy Wine & Spirits to provide exceptional customer service and deliver superior results. When we partner with a client, you are guaranteed our “mindshare”. Our personal approach with our clients is unparalleled in the beverage industry, complete with answering your calls or returning your correspondence timely. Our services include brand consulting, sales development, importation services, distributor management, fast track rating and review sources, PR/Media management, demo and event services.
We “tailor-make” our services for each supplier’s individual vision for the future growth of their brands. Speakeasy Wine & Spirits can manage the US Market, regionally or state specific. Consider us your “Out-Sourced Supplier Reps” without the payroll taxes nor employee expenses.
Upon graduation from the University of Arizona, Chris Stevens worked in the world of banking and finance before finding his way into the wine & spirits industry a decade ago. Chris has worked in several aspects of the industry, including distribution and supplier roles. During his time at Baroness, Chris managed seven territories throughout Colorado, including Aspen, Vail, Denver Metro, and Colorado Springs. As Chris evolved into the supplier segment, his role as National Sales Director for Nexus Brands, allowed him to implement a multi-state promotions division, develop chain sales (Kroger, Whole Foods, Safeway, along with several regional retailers), and expand Nexus Brands into Canada, and Japan. Speakeasy Wine & Spirits has recently opened other international markets. Chris’ philanthropy runs deep including the Special Olympics, and coaching tennis. A personal life-coach to many industry professionals.
Speakeasy Wine & Spirits offers growth for distinctive beverages, with exceptional brand development for everything Grapes, Grains, Hops, and Ciders. Alicia Vargo-Managing Partner has a varied and accomplished career in the Beverage Industry. Her experience runs deep-rooted in wholesale. Her father was a wholesale cheese broker, so it only made sense for Alicia to go into the wholesale wine and spirits industry. Speakeasy is also a proud member of the USBG, US Bartenders Guild. Alicia, over the years, has been fortunate to have been acknowledged for her philanthropy humbly winning awards for “Outstanding Business Woman of the Year”, Denver Business Journal, “Top Women-owned Businesses”, CO Biz Magazine, and more. Alicia states “When I take a moment to reflect on how I personally affect small businesses in a profound way each and every day, my day is well spent!”
Alicia’s Beverage Industry Accomplishments