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.
February 15, 2015 - February 21, 2015
Steve Olson will be returning to Arizona Cocktail Week! You won't want to miss the exciting seminars he has planned.
March 05, 2015 - March 08, 2015
The Broadmoor, the iconic, Five Star, Five Diamond resort located in Colorado Springs, CO, will host acclaimed chefs and beverage experts from around the country at the inaugural Taste & Savor epicurean weekend. This exclusive, culinary event will provide guests an opportunity to savor gourmet dishes, world-class wine and craft cocktails; attend seminars and panel discussions, and interact with culinary and viticultural leaders, all set against the backdrop of the picturesque, Rocky Mountains. Steve will serve as Master of Ceremonies and you won't want to miss it!
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