Who We Are


OUR STORY

Don’t you hate it when you go to a restaurant, café or bar and you see the same wines and beers that you see everywhere else?

Here at Colorado Drinks, so do we! 

Do you like to always try a new wine to pair with a chef’s creative dish? Or taste a craft beer from a brewery you’ve heard great things about, but never had the chance to try?

Yep – that’s us, too…

That’s why we launched Colorado Drinks in 2018….to bring unique wines and innovative craft brews to those who appreciate them the most!

Our founder, Ricky Glass, his wife Gaëlle, and their children are French-American. Ricky loves to travel and share his experiences with new people he meets.

Whether it’s introducing hoppy Colorado craft beers to Parisian beer geeks or popping the cork on a bottle of grower champagne with friends in Denver, it’s the stories behind each one that make the conversation more interesting.

And it’s so rewarding to create new markets for producers who are small businesses that are independently owned. A French winemaker loves to see their organic wines available By The Glass on the menu of a renowned restaurant in the Midwest.

The craft brewer, who only has 10 employees, gets excited when their friends tell them “Hey – I saw your IPA on tap in a craft beer bar in Rome!”

And it just so happens that many of the challenges of delivering these fantastic beverages to those who appreciate them can be solved by leaning on our 20+ years of global supply chain management expertise.

So if you’re a Distributor or Retailer who wants to add new items to your wine or craft beer portfolio, or if you’re an Importer looking to make your life easier with better logistics, give us a call or send us a message!

OUR CORE VALUES

We support small, independent, locally-owned businesses.
  • Our vineyards are family-owned.
  • Our brewers are craft and independent.
  • Our distributors are specialized with generally less than 100 employees.
  • Our retailers, restaurants, & bars are owned by people who are passionate about serving unique products to their customers and guests.
We do not compromise on product quality.
  • Our growers and producers are award-winning and recognized for their work.
  • We use temperature-controlled shipping and storage to ensure their freshness.
We do what we say we’re going to do and hold ourselves to a high level of expectations.
  • We deliver on time and in full.
  • We communicate at a high level.
  • We are proactive and find solutions when problems may surface.
We are passionate about where our products are from, how they are made, and our environmental impact.
  • We personally visit each of our producers regularly to get to know them, test their products, and see how they are made.
  • Our growers use organic, bio-dynamic and sustainable farming methods that are documented and audited.
  • We use low carbon-emitting transport methods and combine shipments with others to reduce our environmental impact.
We seek long-term relationships with customers and suppliers that are mutually beneficial.

our purpose

We’ve all experienced that moment when we’re having a drink, and it takes us back to a favorite memory from the past. And, for a second, it makes us we feel like we’re there again.

COLORADO DRINKS exists so curious consumers have access to their favorite food and beverages that allow them to “travel” in their hearts and minds.

We exist for the beer geek who is still searching for that perfect craft beer…

for the American couple who wants to find the same wine they had during their visit to France last summer…

…and for the “foodie” who seeks out the perfect bottle to go with the dinner they’re cooking for their friends tonight.

Want to know more?

Bien Luné

AOP Costières de Nimes

80% Grenache, 20% Syrah; NOP Certified Organic & Demeter-certified Biodynamic Vineyards

Siliceous-clay soil with rolled pebbles. Hand-picked in 10kg crates. Destemming and crushing of the Grenache. Vinification of the grape varieties separately. Use of indigenous yeasts. Aged in concrete tanks. Tangential filtration before bottling.

Tasting notes

Garnet color with purple hues. Typical nose of this wine with notes of blackcurrant, morello cherry, black pepper, and licorice. On the palate we have the sweetness and the well-known freshness of Bien Luné.

J’M

AOP Clairette de Bellegarde

100% Clairette; NOP Certified Organic & Demeter-certified Biodynamic Vineyards

Siliceous-clay soil with rolled pebbles. Hand harvested in 10kg boxes. Light pressing of the clairette. Use of indigenous yeasts. Tangential filtration before bottling.

Tasting notes

Light gold color with a greenish glint; expressive aromas of white fruits and white flowers. Very aromatic white wine, with a dynamic mouthfeel of richness and smoothness.

Hommage à Paul Blanc Red

AOP Costières de Nimes

95% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre ; Organic Vineyard

Southern Rhone river valley rolled pebbles, 3 to 5 weeks of maceration and aged 12 months in oak barrels.

Tasting notes

Its intense purple color with garnet reflections and its powerful aromas of ripe fruit, especially blackcurrant, delicately accompanied by aromas of roasting, come smoothly in the mouth, while the tannins stand out elegantly. A wine of extreme gourmandise that can be discovered in its youth and which will only improve over time. 

Hommage à Paul Blanc White

AOP Costières de Nimes

80% Roussanne, 20% Marsanne ; Organic Vineyard

Southern Rhone river valley rolled pebbles, macerated on skins, oak barrel fermentation, aged on fine lees for 5-6 months, no malolactic fermentation.

Tasting notes

On the nose, the wine expresses the richness and complexity of nature by revealing aromas of white flowers with notes of sweet spices. Its fresh palate, of great amplitude, reveals a hint of minerality. Both lively and pleasant, its allure of lemon meringue pie will stir up your appetite. 

Les Enfants Terribles Red

AOP Costières de Nimes

60% Mourvèdre, 40% Syrah; Organic Vineyard

Grapes are vinified separately, then blended and aged 80% 12 months in oak, and the rest in concrete.

Tasting notes

The density of its aromas is announced by its deep purple color with reflections of ruby. The nose exposes aromas of truffles and tobacco leaves. The palate reveals aromas of forest fruits (blackberry, blueberry) with a touch of cherry on the finish.

IRRÉSISTIBLE Rosé

AOC Alsace

95% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre; Organic Vineyard

Rosé de saignée, Southern Rhone river valley rolled pebble soil

Tasting notes

It is full of elegance and finesse. Its delicate aromas of fruits and spices, as well as its pale color make it "Irresistible". To be enjoyed in its youth between 8 and 10°C. 

Générations White

AOP Costières de Nimes

50% Roussanne, 40% Marsanne, 10% Viognier; Organic Vineyard

Southern Rhone river valley rolled pebbles, Direct Pressing and Skin Maceration, aged in concrete tanks

Tasting notes

A refreshing wine with aromas of apricots, flowers, and mineral notes. Very fruity wine, intense in attack, with notes of lychees on the finish.

Générations Red

AOP Costières de Nimes

55% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre ; Organic Vineyard

Southern Rhone river valley rolled pebbles, maceration and fermentation in stainless steel tanks, then aged 12 months in concrete tanks.

Tasting notes

This wine reveals intense aromas of crushed red berries. The palate is full, round and well balanced with silky tannins, finishing on notes of licorice and violet. 

Avrevs Orange Wine

Vin de France

50% Roussanne, 50% Marsanne; Organic Vineyard

Inspired after finding 4th century amphoras in roman vestiges on the Mas Carlot property, winemaker Cyril Marès decided to revive the ancient tradition of making Orange Wine.  10 days of maceration on whole berries, followed by 6 months aging on lees in Amphoras. No sulfites added.

Tasting notes

The wine is orange with golden hues. Crisp, mineral with a great freshness. It reveals zesty aromas of orange peel as well as toasted almonds. 

La Terre Natale

AOP Clairette de Bellegarde

100% Clairette Blanche; Organic Vineyard

20% is aged in barrels to add complexity and 10% is aged in terracotta amphoras

Tasting notes

Intense color, the elegant aromas of acacia flowers gently dominate on this white additionally with flavors of dried fruit for a beautiful spring feeling. 

Aventure Rosé

IGP Var

Grenache, Caladoc & Cinsault; Organic Vineyard

Winemakers Laure Habasque and Jérôme Paquette team up to produce this Estate-bottled gem.  Harvesting is done at night to limit oxidation and preserve the freshness of the aromas and fruit. Limitation of inputs to reduce the use of sulphites (SO2). Traditional vinification.

Tasting notes

Appearance is delicate, pale hue with salmon tints.  Smells of fresh flower bouquet, augmented by more nuanced notes of lychee, white peach and guava. An ample mouthfeel with a fruity expression leads to a long finish and leaves you with a clean freshness.

Amour Rosé

AOP Côtes de Provence

Grenache, Cinsault & Mourvèdre; Organic Vineyard

Laure Habasque and Jérôme Paquette share the same belief that a wine’s magic lies in the work done in the vineyard up until harvest.  Nighttime harvesting at lower temperatures to preserve fruit’s freshness off the vine.  Scored a 92 by Wine Enthusiast (2021 vintage).

Tasting notes

Very pale hue with crimson reflections, notes of white flowers, red berries grapefruit, and a light caramel finish on the nose; round mouthfeel with intense flavors of pear & citrus.  Finishes with Cubeb pepper.

Absolu Rosé

AOP Côtes de Provence

Grenache, Syrah & Mourvèdre, Organic Vineyard

Astros’ premium rosé wine that comes from the select parcels of their 80-hectare vineyard that includes their oldest vines.  Laure Habasque and Jérôme Paquette believe that the fruit in this bottle expresses the richness of the Upper Var “terroir”, its climate, and its origins.  Scored a 93 by Wine Enthusiast (2021 vintage).

Tasting notes

Luminous, limpid and brilliant robe appearance, delicate hints of lemon and exotic fruits nuanced by a light iodine note on the nose; Rich & complex mouthfeel yet remarkably balanced, subtle mineral flavor.

Sur Le Pouce

Vin de France

Carignan & Grenache, Organic Vineyard

Hand-picked grapes placed in cases, Carbonic Maceration, Non-Filtered, No Fining or Additives, No Sulfites Added

Tasting notes

Light tannins, smells of wild, red berries

Nature Peinture

Vin de France

Syrah & Merlot, Organic Vineyard

Hand-picked grapes in cases, Traditional wine-making, Non-Filtered & No Sulfites Added

Tasting notes

Dark red in color, tannins are present but not overbearing, blackberries and leather on the nose, notes of spice

Grenache Gris

IGP Pays de L’Hérault

100% Grenache Gris

50-year-old vines. Soil dominated by the sandstone schist. Hand harvested with parcel selection for the ripest grapes on 9th and 11th September. Immediate pressing and controlled temperatures. Vinification in steel tanks for part of the harvest, the remainder was vinified in new oak barrels. Only 1,800 bottles of this wine were produced.

Tasting notes

This grape variety is astonishing. It must be delicately pressed, the must must be left to settle patiently, then vinified gently. And we obtain a brilliant white wine with scents of citrus fruits (yuzu, lemon), white fruits (pear, peach) and star anise. The palate is lively in its richness and rich in its liveliness. It is said that it is in the simplest wines that we see the talent of the winemaker. BINGO!

Rarissime Faugères Red

AOC Faugères

50% Syrah, 40% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache

Vines between 30 and 60 years old. Soil dominated by the sandstone schist. Hand harvested with parcel selection for the ripest grapes (between 12 September and 2 October). Long maceration periods at high temperatures (25 to 30° C) even, and above all, after completion of the sugar cycle. Extraction by repeated and alternating classic techniques: pumping over, drawing off.

Tasting notes

This vintage, year after year, is characterized by balance, harder to obtain for a concentrated wine.  One is immediately reassured by the deep purple hue color. The aromas have been slowly but inexorably developing since leaving the aging cellar: Burlat cherry, violet, blackcurrant jam, ink and even Mirabelle plum and mango. Powerful, muscular tannins.

Eugénie MINERVOIS RED

AOP Minervois

50% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre, 25% Carignan

Traditional winemaking for the Syrah and Mourvèdre, Carbonic maceration for the Carignan, Aged 12 months in concrete tank

Tasting notes

A delicate nose with a hint of spice, Palate is dominated by cherry jam, licorice, and mint freshness

Marie Antoinette CORBIÈRES RED

AOP CORBIÈRES

60% Syrah, 40% Grenache Noir, Organic Conversion Vineyard

High altitude vineyard, Clay and limestone. Organic Conversion, 3 weeks slow vinification, Aged 6 months in concrete tanks

Tasting notes

Roasted walnuts and toasted rye sourdough and tamari, A real umami wine with the salty, sharp tang of umeboshi plums, Firm, emphatic, tannin-closed finish

Pablo Maria CORBIÈRES RED

AOP CORBIÈRES

Syrah 60%, Grenache Noir 30%, Old Vine Carignan 10%

High altitude vineyard, Grapes are harvested at night, Total de-stemming followed by a maceration of 18 days, Carignan is vinified in carbonic maceration, Aged 12 Months

Tasting notes

Rich, raspberry jam nose, Ripe red berries with hints of licorice and black pepper

Hautes Pistes CHARDONNAY

AOP Limoux Blanc

100% Chardonnay

High Altitude vineyard near the Pyrenees mountains, Hand harvested, Fermentation is done in oak barrels for 3 weeks, Aged for 6 months in 500L oak barrels

Tasting notes

Sweet brioche, smooth flavors of almonds and apricots enhanced by citrus fruit that brings acidity to create balance, A delicate wine

Hautes Pistes PINOT NOIR

IGP Pays d’Oc

100% Pinot Noir

High Altitude vineyard near the Pyrenees mountains, Traditional winemaking with 6 months aging in oak barrels

Tasting notes

Smells of cherries, crushed lovage herbs, and caraway seeds, Light sweetness with necessary amount of tannins, Smoky-sweet hot-compote, red herbs character

Kate SAUVIGNON BLANC

IGP Pays d’Oc

100% Sauvignon Blanc, Organic Vineyard

Night harvest and total destemming, Fermentation in temperature-controlled vats

Tasting notes

Exotic fruits with long lasting mouthfeel, charms your taste buds

Crémant d’Alsace Brut

AOC Crémant d’Alsace

Pinot Blanc & Auxerrois

Hand-harvested and gentle pressing of the grapes, 15 months aging on lees before the disgorgement

Tasting notes

Fresh and dry palate; lively acidity balanced with fruitiness of green apple and lemon; fine and creamy bubbles

Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé

AOC Crémant d’Alsace

100% Pinot Noir

Hand-harvested and gentle pressing of the grapes, 15 months aging on lees before the disgorgement

Tasting notes

Refreshing and creamy with fruity aromas such as strawberries and lemon. A clean and long lasting finish

Cattin Sauvage Gewurztraminer

AOC Alsace

100% Gewurztraminer, Organic Vineyard

Harvested by hand, Gentle pressing of the grapes in order to preserve the quality of the juice, Fermentation in a temperature-controlled stainless-steel tank between 3 weeks to 2 months, Aging on the lees for 2 more months

Tasting notes

A full-bodied and aromatic wine, which perfectly combines exotic fruits, white flowers and a touch of spices

Cattin Sauvage Pinot Noir

AOC Alsace

100% Pinot Noir, Organic Vineyard

Harvested by hand, Maceration and fermentation in a temperature-controlled stainless-steel tank between 10 to 15 days, Aged in stainless steel for 3 months

Tasting notes

Soft and subtle tannins. Flavors of fruity red berries