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.

April 27, 2015
Steve will be on-hand for the launch of the new app, Drinkspottr, in NYC. DrinkSpottr makes finding people and places easier than it has ever been before. See who’s in your area now or who will be later, pick a place based on mutual preferences, and hang out. Get information and ratings on the latest bars in your area, and find out what they are serving, as well as recipes for all the best cocktails.

May 04, 2015
Steve Olson will once again be presenting at the 2015 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 12, 2015
Join Dale DeGroff, Doug Frost, Steve Olson, F. Paul Pacult, Andy Seymour and David Wondrich in Charleston for BarSmarts LIVE! for a full day of training, education and certification from Pernod Ricard USA and BAR LLC.

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