About Speakeasy Wine & Spirits Advocate

Speakeasy Wine & Spirits  Advocate

Speakeasy Wine & Spirits is not only a venue to share representation opportunities for suppliers, it is the gateway to the ultimate consumer, thus the “pull through” of the brands Speakeasy Wine & Spirits, LLC represents.  A highly respected blog, outreach to thousands of consumers, and a Consumer Club that encompasses wine, spirits, ciders and beer. The informational events page communicates special events going on in the Colorado Market, featuring many Restaurant and Retailer events as well as festivals.  Many industry celebrities will showcase featured articles on the Speakeasywineandspirits.com Blog. This is how Alicia Vargo has been so innovative over the years, finding the opportunities to build brands through organic, social, press and media marketing influencing the ultimate consumer.

About Speakeasy Wine & Spirits, LLC

Speakeasy Wine & Spirits LLC offers growth for distinctive beverages, with exceptional brand development for everything Grapes, Grains, Hops and Ciders. Alicia Vargo, CEO, President, 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 industry. Speakeasy is also a proud member if the USBG, US Bartenders Guild. Speakeasy Wine & Spirits is host to http://www.bartenderdrinkcompetition.com.

Beverage Industry Accomplishments

•Alicia has 20+ years of beverage industry experience in the Colorado Market, and surrounding states. Here are a few of her accolades over the years:
•Department of Agriculture Board Member, assisting Colorado Wineries and Distillers
•Sales Manager of the year for Beverage Distributors Corporation
•Orchestrated a public Vintage Wine Club with Joshua Wesson (bestselling author and retailer), Bill St. John, Pat Miller, and John Meredith
•Orchestrated containers of wine, spirits and beers, immediate ship, based on pre-sells to on and off premise accounts
•Speaker at Aspen Wine and Food Classics and many other wine-related events
•First woman to rise to a Sr. Vice President level in the western United States in the Beverage Industry
•One of the fastest promotions in Gallo history (worked at Gallo 1986-1988) as a Key Account Manager, also worked closely with the National Accounts division
•Directed and maintained Wines for Life for Beverage Distributors Corporation

Retail Ownership Awards:

•Voted Best Lingerie Store USA by The Intima Group
•100 Top Women owned Businesses, Colorado Biz Magazine,2012/2013
•Board Member of AMC.org and RMCA.org
•Recipient Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, Denver Business Journal
•National Intimate Apparel Expert,Examiner.com
•5280 Magazine, Top Boutiques
•Westword Top Boutiques
•PP Cares Pro Bono Fit Specialist/ACS Program
•Dress for Success National Fit Specialist
•AAFA – Intimate Apparel Council Member
•Bride’s Choice Award – Wedding Wire


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Alicia continues her meaningful mission of fitting patients who are indigent, or on Medicaid on her days off. Alicia took over the American Cancer Society program and is committed to assisting women feel confident and beautiful no matter what shape, size or cancer journey they have experienced.

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