Steve Olson

Beverage Consultant

New York

As a beverage consultant and educator, public speaker, restaurant owner and TV host, Steve Olson has traveled the world learning about and teaching the culture of food and drink. His company, aka Wine Geek, has focused on beverage education since 1992, and he is well known for his innovative beverage programs at several renowned restaurants, including the Dining Room at Mayflower Inn in Connecticut and Gramercy Tavern. Olson also sits on the James Beard Awards committee as the wine and spirits chair. He currently serves as the beverage consultant to Morgans Hotel Group in New York with whom he opened Isola, a Mediterranean trattoria in Soho and Hudson Common at Hudson Hotel.