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 Olsonís standing as being one of Americaís 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.
June 02, 2016
The Del Maguey Cocktail Competizione Italia is a competition featuring bartenders from across Italy who were challenged to create the official Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal cocktail for the 20th anniversary celebration in the country. Each entrant's cocktail had to be featured on a working, existing restaurant or bar cocktail program and could be made with any Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal. Finalist was chosen from a pool of entries coming from all corners of Italy. Come see them compete live in Rome on June 2nd at La Punta - Agaveria.
June 17, 2016 - June 19, 2016
aka wine geek returns to the FOOD & WINE Magazine Classic in Aspen this year. We'll be there enjoying some incredible libations -- find and join us!
July 20, 2016 - July 24, 2016
The wine geek team will be headed to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail where they will be hosting some do-not-miss events. Stay tuned for details.
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