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 06, 2015 - June 12, 2015
The Copa Jerez International Finals, a competition featuring chef and sommelier teams commissioned with choosing the ultimate match of Vinos de Jerez with food, will be held in Jerez, Spain. Steve Olson will lead a select group of American trade and journalists along with the winning team selected to represent the United States - Chef Michelle Matthews and Wine Director Ian Adams of 15 Romolo in San Francisco! 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.
June 19, 2015 - June 21, 2015
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!
June 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015
Steve will return as judge for the World Class North America, a yearlong cocktail education program sponsored by DIAGEO. The finalist will go on to represent in the Global Finale in Cape Town, South Africa.
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