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.
December 01, 2014
Steve will be returning to judge the Louis Royer Cognac "Show Me the Proof" Cocktail Competition. The 7 finalists will compete in New York City at Bacchanal for a chance for an all-expense paid trip to Jarnac and Paris in France.
December 02, 2014
The Copa Jerez USA Finals is a competition featuring chef and sommelier teams commissioned with choosing the ultimate match of Vinos de Jerez with food. The winning team of the competition will represent the United States in the International Copa Jerez in Jerez, Spain in January 2015. The International Copa Jerez is a competition featuring chefs and sommeliers from Europe, Asia, and North America, each team commissioned with choosing the ultimate match of Vinos de Jerez with food.
December 04, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Steve will join Ron Cooper in leading two groups of trade through Oaxaca to visit the incredible palenques who are responsible for the Del Maguey Single Village Mezcals.
Matching Spirits and Cocktails With Food - June 13, 2008
One of the most exciting trends in restaurants and bars today is the concept of matching spirits and cocktails with food. Not just bar snacks, but actually pairing a drink...more
Food Friendly Beverage Programs - June 13, 2008
Why do people dine out? We go out to dine because we want to experience food that we cannot cook at home. Of course, we also want to be served....more
Wines from Spain with Japanese Cuisine...? - June 13, 2008
The country of Spain is a study in diversity: a colorful tapestry of cultures, peoples, and cuisines. Just as diverse, are the wines made there, from the geography, topography, microclimates,...more