Meet Our Wine Experts

Welcome to the Liquor Mart Wine Department, where we have dedicated ourselves to providing our customers with a comprehensive and diverse range of wines from across the globe. From our special Rare Case wines that are in limited production to the everyday table wines we all enjoy, from our vast selections of Organic and Biodynamic wines to obscure little treasures that grace our shelves, our Wine Department can guide you through our fabulous collection of Wines.

Not only does our vast collection allow you to sample wines from around the globe, it also enables us to have countless items on sale each week. Our 17 aisles are emblazoned with sale tags in every possible category and price range, allowing us to provide a unique opportunity for our customers to develop and expand upon their palates while refraining from any unnecessary strain on their pocketbooks.

Our wine professionals are always readily on hand and would love to assist you in finding that perfect wine to put on your table. Their experience and knowledge will guide you through the fun and often challenging task of Food & Wine Pairing. Whether you need wine for your secret recipe (we won't tell!), or food for your favorite wine, we have you covered.

So come in and peruse our shelves - we'd love to teach you everything we've had the opportunity to learn. Be sure to ask any of our wine professionals about signing up for our email club, Liquor Mart Locals, or to sign up for our New Liquor Mart Newsletter.

Kevin Downs


Kevin Downs, Wine Manager, and event planner

“It’s been hard deciding what to be when I grow up”

 I developed an interest in wine about 40 years ago and was fortunate enough to visit several of the world’s great wine producing regions and learned a lot along the way. I gave up equestrian breeding and development and retired from my 20 years as an obstetrician/gynecologist and did the logical thing – I moved to the Caribbean island of Vieques and became a bartender, kayak guide and beverage director for a wedding planner. Four years later I came to Colorado and started my new career in retail wine which I have been doing for the past 9 years, and loving every minute of it.

Robert Brown

Robert, Wine Specialist

"Don't drink that. Drink this, instead."

Robert has been with Liquor Mart for 24 years. His quick wit and opinionated stance on the wine business makes him an honest and sure resource for customers and wholesalers alike. He is an essential cog in the day-to-day operations of the department and has a broad knowledge of the wine industry’s trends over the last 15 years - he is a man of many abilities.


Tyler, Stock Manager

"Yeah, that one is alright, but this one is better."

You may find him shuttling around wine boxes or yelling at customers to try wines at the tasting table, but Tyler pokes his head out among the isles of Chardonnay and Zinfandel to offer his opinion on whatever you are drinking. Hardworking, pretentious and underfed may all be accurate to call him, but “the new guy” may surprise you with his knowledge. Tyler started out his career in wine under the tutelage of sommeliers and then dedicating two years to teach himself about wine and alcohol.