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.
April 29, 2014
Join Dale DeGroff, Doug Frost, Steve Olson, F. Paul Pacult, Andy Seymour and David Wondrich in Ohio for BarSmarts LIVE! for a full day of training, education and certification from Pernod Ricard USA and BAR LLC.
May 05, 2014
Steve Olson will once again be presenting at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards which is being held at Avery Hall at Lincoln Center. 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 09, 2014 - May 13, 2014
The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is a multi-day event celebrating the history, contemporary culture, and artful craft of the cocktail. Part festival, part fete, part conference, part cocktail party, the event will bring together the unparalleled talents and opportunities of the bars, bartenders, and restaurants of New York, both educational and celebratory in nature, championing the common ideals of authenticity, equality, sustainability, service, and pleasure. Steve Olson will return to host seminars, and maybe even an event or two...!
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