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.
May 02, 2016
Steve Olson will once again be presenting at the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards which is being held in Chicago. Deemed the Oscars of the food world, by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the countrys most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers.
May 24, 2016
Join Dale DeGroff, Doug Frost, Steve Olson, F. Paul Pacult, Andy Seymour and David Wondrich in Miami for BarSmarts LIVE! for a full day of training, education and certification from Pernod Ricard USA and BAR LLC.
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!
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