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aka wine geek specializes in the professional presentation of wine, beer, sake, spirits and non-alcohol beverage education for the trade, consumers, press and the media.

Most importantly, we make tasting and learning fun!

Our goal is to empower members of the trade and consumers alike to make their own decisions and trust their palates.

The company is based on Steven Olson’s standing as being one of America’s foremost experts and most sought-after lecturers in the business.

aka winegeek is more than Steve Olson. It is a network of employees and contracted consultants, including several speakers and sommeliers, bartenders and servers throughout the US, that collaborate to make his vision happen.

The company acts as a liaison between all strata of the industry, serving in an educational and advisory capacity between producer, importer, distributor, sales force, restaurateur, retailer, management, servers, and all others involved in the presentation and sales of beverages, creating the opportunity for successful interface with the consumer.

October 04, 2016
The Sherry Cocktail Competition will take place on October 4th at Clover Club in Brooklyn. Come and cheer on your favorite finalist and see who is crowned the Best Sherry Cocktail of 2016! Remember: an all expenses paid trip to Jerez, Spain and a scholarship to Beverage Alcohol Resource 5-Day Program are at stake!

October 05, 2016
The Great Match: Wine Food Design, a Spanish walk-around tasting tour, will return to New York City. This year, Sherry will be present in a big way -- with a Sherry seminar by César Saldaña himself, a Sherry table during the walk-around tasting featuring wines from every region in Spain and food by local chefs, and finally with Taberna Jerez, a complete Sherry experience during the consumer tasting that evening, featuring Sherry, Sherry cocktails, jamon, and more.

October 19, 2016
Steve will return for his twice annual Spanish wine lecture at Cornell University's Beverage Management Center.

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