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.
March 05, 2015 - March 08, 2015
Help create a new Broadmoor tradition by joining Master of Ceremonies, Steve Olson, aka wine geek, and taking part in the Inaugural Taste and Savor; food, wine and spirits event. Join 3 Michelin Star Chef, Curtis Duffy of Grace, Chicago and beverage experts: Tony Abou Ganim, Modern Mixologist, Doug Frost, Master of Wine and Master Sommelier, and Sean Kenyon of Williams and Graham, Denver, to name a few. In addition to Michelin Star Chefs, Food and Wine and Bon Appetit Best of winners we also have James Beard Award winners and more from across the country at the iconic Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This exclusive epicurean weekend at our AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star resort is packed with gourmet dining, seminars and panel discussions and instruction from culinary and viticultural leaders, all against the backdrop of the picturesque Rocky Mountains. Enjoy dinner at one of the distinctly different dining establishments including the marriage of French tradition and American originality at Summit, rustic Italian cuisine at Ristorante del Lago or a delectable four-course meal at the Penrose Room, the only Five Star, Five Diamond restaurant in Colorado. Packages for this incredible weekend start at just $1025 per person and include Classic accommodations for three nights, an invitation to our exclusive Thursday Reception and Saturday Gala, admission to all Taste and Savor Events, and a decadent Sunday Brunch.
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